I arrived in L.A. yesterday in the midst of an unusual meteorological phenomenon. The sky seems to have been wiped out, replaced entirely with a deep, featureless expanse of turquoise blue. And that’s not the weirdest part. All day long, a strong, bright light was falling from the sky on inhabitants, as though we were all in a big room with a huge full-spectrum bulb … only outside.

The natives are doing a remarkable job of remaining calm and orderly during the crisis.

Grist relies on the support of generous readers like you. Donate today to keep our climate news free.

Is global warming to blame? When is the MSM going to pick up this story?

Grist thanks its sponsors. Become one.