27 Dec '14, 4am

More evidence that climate change is killing the Christmas tree:

It’s not exactly news that climate change is causing unpredictable flooding and heat waves throughout the U.S., but the amount of change in just a few short decades is shocking when you see the numbers. In the last 50 years, winter temperatures in Vermont have risen by 4.5 degrees, actually altering the makeup of the state’s forests. Christmas trees aren’t the only industry being hit by the rising temperatures either: apparently it’s also affecting the amount of maple syrup that can be collected, as the season starts earlier and lasts for a shorter time than it did just a few decades ago.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/christmas-tree-farms-are-shutting-do...

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