Mild Winter, Early Spring Bring Talk of Climate Change

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Autumn Hall-Tun
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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

This article from PBS Newshour Extra discusses the mild winter and early spring of 2012. The article examines the possibility that this may be related to climate change, and also the potential impacts a mild winter and early spring may have on plants. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's updated climate zone map for farmers and gardeners is included.


Scientists say that if warm weather comes too early, plants may think spring is here to stay and form blooms when there is still potential for frost. If a frost comes after a plant has bloomed, the blooms die and wither and the plant won’t form flowers again. Pass4sure 300-320 Dumps Spring is also much more spread out when warm weather comes early, making a sudden burst of color in April or May unlikely.