I blog about environmental and social justice issues because I am very concerned about the health of the interdependent web of life of which we are a part.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Earlier Springs

As snow flurries continued to cause disruption across the country today, spring may feel further away than ever. But recent winters have been ending earlier than ever before, according to a new assessment of Britain's wildlife that reveals global warming could be disrupting the delicate balance of nature. The analysis confirms that spring and summer are occurring earlier, but also shows that this trend appears to be accelerating. The shift could pose problems for animals, birds and fish that rely on springtime flowering of plants to supply food for their young....The results showed that more than 80% of trends between 1976 and 2005 indicated earlier seasonal events.
Climate change deniers had better look at all the evidence regarding climate change - not just seize upon cranky emails from CRU researchers as proof that global warming isn't happening.  Do they also discount Watson and Crick's findings because those two treated Rosalind Franklin badly?  Not likely.....

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