In 1995, seven percent of urban Chinese families owned a refrigerator. By 2007, 95% of those families owned one. NYT Magazine’s Nicola Twilley: What do Chinese dumplings have to do with global warming? (Elon Musk should design a dumpling that doesn’t need to be chilled.)

+ On the plus side, you can now take a cruise through the Northwest Passage and get up close and personal with “an actual polar bear clinging to an actual shrinking ice floe.”

+ The weather reports says there’s a 20% chance of rain. Do you have any idea what that means?

+ What if all the ice on Earth melted?