With all the talk about global warming, you'd think that summer in Southern California would be hotter than ever. But anyone who lives within 10 miles of the ocean knows that every summer brings "June Gloom" and its incessant, miserable gray clouds that blow in from the Pacific and stick around until late in the afternoon (and which, despite their name, often arrive in April or May and last until July or August). The crappy weather means that summer usually lasts from late August until early October, which makes no sense. We asked Charlie Zender, an associate professor of earth systems science at UC Irvine,... More >>>