16 Apr '18, 8pm

Flashback to 2013 : Scientists predict warmer springs and no more spring snowfall

WASHINGTON (March 19, 2013) – Warmer springs are leading to declines in snow cover, changes to species’ biological clockwork, and longer and more intense allergy seasons, according to scientists who spoke at a telephone press conference convened by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) earlier today. Warmer, earlier springs are a clear signal of a changing climate. March temperatures have grown 2.1 degrees (F) hotter , on average, in the United States since reliable record-keeping began in 1880s. Similarly, the first leaves have started appearing on plants several days earlier than they used to across the country. Shrinking Snow Cover and Snow Pack in a Warmer Spring Warmer temperatures are leading to a decline in snow cover, a measure of how much land is covered by snow, and snow pack, which builds over the winter, begins melting in the spring, and is a major water sour...

Full article: https://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/warmer-springs-...

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