In April 2002, I received a letter from a man named Gary Comer. In it, he described his puzzlement that, during the previous summer, he had been able to sail his yacht, Turmoil, through the Northwest Passage without being blocked by ice. No other vessel of Turmoil’s class had been able to do this, so he wondered whether his success had something to do with global warming. He requested that I come to Chicago to meet with him, but added that none of Columbia’s “development” people were to accompany me. I replied that I certainly would meet with...

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