Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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According to ongoing research from David Changnon, a climate scientist at Northern Illinois University, Midwestern farmers may be responsible for cooler Chicago summers. Basically, improved technology has allowed for denser crops, which in turn leads to dropping temperatures. Global warming? More like Midwestern cooling.

 
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