22 Dec '11, 5pm

Texas Drought Devestates Mistletoe Crops, Confirming the Planet's War on Christmas

Texas Drought Devestates Mistletoe Crops, Confirming the Planet's War on Christmas

The "War on Christmas" most people dismiss as nonsense may be more of a reality than even conservative media pundits realize. Except the aggressor isn't the relentless onslaught of secularism- it's global warming. The catastrophic droughts in Texas this summer and the resulting wildfires, propelled by climate change , have killed or damaged so much of the state's mistletoe crop that commercial operations selling the plant have shut down for the year, the New York Times reported . Texas-based Tiemann's Mistletoe, Inc. , which says it sells up to 95% of commercial mistletoe (as opposed to the plants gathered by individuals), told the Times: “There’s not enough mistletoe in the State of Texas to run a commercial operation.” This isn't the first holiday climate change has gone after this year. In October, Hurricane Irene and extreme weather, strengthened by global warming , de...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/texas-drought-ki...

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news.mongabay.com 21 Dec '11, 6pm

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grist.org 23 Dec '11, 11am

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