Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Watching seasons change as climate changes

Sadly, one of the most compelling witnesses to climate change is the nature being affected by it. I have frequently noted the variable yet trending indicators that winters are getting shorter, notably earlier spring thaws, later winter freezes, heavier lake effect snows in the early winter (due to more exposed lake water), earlier flower blooms, etc.

The British have launched a program to look for more signs of this change, by the locals. There's a very clear plot of earlier oak flower flowering in this article.

Is Climate Change Causing the Seasons to Change? Citizen Scientists in the UK Help Find Out with Nature’s Calendar


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