When it comes to expert insight into global climate change, we usually defer to Bette Midler, who tweets about it every day that it’s slightly warmer or cooler than it’s “supposed” to be outside.

That mantle might soon be passed to Daily Beast editor-in-chief Noah Shachtman, who can read not only ecological but civilizational collapse into a warm November afternoon.

Funny … we also have an impending sense of civilizational collapse. We had a good run … until Twitter broke us.

Would it help if we assured you everything was going to be fine? Maybe volunteer to help people who have real problems.