Plan B Update: Earth Out of Sync, Rising Temperatures Throwing off Seasonal Timing

by Janet Larsen

Mar 25, 2010
Spring awakening has long provided fodder for poets, artists, and almanac writers. Even for a notoriously fickle time of sunshine, rain, and temperature swings, some old-fashioned seasonal wisdom was consistent enough to be passed down through generations. The first blooming of a specific flower, for example, could traditionally signal when to find certain fish running the rivers, when to hunt for mushrooms, or when to plant crops. The timing of such seasonal events is coordinated in an intricate dance -- a dance underappreciated, perhaps, until something jolts it out of step.
Plan B Update: Earth Out of Sync, Rising Temperatures Throwing off Seasonal Timing
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