Editor’s note: This commentary is by Dan Jones, of Montpelier, who is a member of the Sustainable Montpelier Coalition. We all know about sea level rise and widespread drought that will result from global warming. But before this cold, wet spring and the news of constant floods in the farm belt, we could be excused for wondering what those events have to do with Vermont. Aren’t we living in a “sweet spot” that will be OK in the globally heated future? Sadly, the news is that the continuing wet weather is merely a preview of what we can expect locally. That revelation, and more, was the subject of a recent presentation by our local weather guru, Roger Hill. His presentation, “Climate Change Comes to Vermont” (you can find it here on Youtube), was sponsored by the Sustainable Montpelier Coalition and the Unitarian Church of Montpelier Climate Team. Speaking to a packed house at that church, Roger referenced a library of scientific studies and research on how we are all going to be affected by the changed climate right here at home. The big takeaway of the evening came when Roger showed us a connecting of dots depicting the loss of arctic ice resulting from the rapid heating of th...