Sunday, June 26, 2011

Longwood Gardens States Flowers Blooming Earlier As Temperatures Rise

Flowers are now blooming 1 day earlier for every decade compared to 150 years ago according to data from Longwood Gardens and the American Public Gardens Association.

NOAA and the American Public Gardens Association have formed a partnership to educate the public about the realities of how changing, warming climate is impacting the growing seasons of plants.

Climate change is real and increasing.


  1. That is a scary stat. It is hard to be remotely optimistic these days

  2. I share the pessimism. It seems impossible to stabilize carbon concentrations at 450 ppm. It is looking like it will be difficult to prevent 500 ppm. At those numbers, we will have at least 3 feet sea rise plus about 8 degrees temperature rise. That should alarm any reponsible human being.