Extreme weather is the new norm:
“Around the world, extreme has become the new commonplace.
Especially lately. China is enduring its coldest winter in nearly 30 years. Brazil is in the grip of a dreadful heat spell. Eastern Russia is so freezing — minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and counting — that the traffic lights recently stopped working in the city of Yakutsk.”
The Nobel Prize Winner makes ice cubes in his oven. If he needs ice cubes really fast, he makes them in his microwave oven.