According to an informal poll taken by the Ojai Valley News, our recent heatwave is probably related to global warming. Scientists would be quick to point out that we cannot see climate patterns, which we measure in thirty-year spans, in weather, which will pass in days. But climatologists will concede that our heat waves are getting longer and more intense, as we saw in this recent eight-day episode. These folks seem to "get" that connection. What once was considered controversial is now becoming commonsense.