Sunday, August 2, 2009

Climate change is real, folks

Dear friends,

I'm still amazed at the numbers of intelligent people I talk to who do not believe that our climate is changing. Any gardener can see with their own eyes that things are not the same as they were even ten years ago.

Take a look at this map from the Arbor Day Foundation. It shows the changes that happened from just 1990 through 2006. Make sure you click the button to show the map changing.

Amazing, isn't it?

dig it!

bobbi c.

2 comments:

bevbh said...

Thanks for the link. I had heard about the new map but hadnt seen it yet. The new one seems to have finer detail, little dots of warmer zones are probably cities with heat island effect. The differences map is very interesting too, the places that are +2 are colder areas and mountain tops. It looks like the Austin area is still officially 8 but at the rate things are going we will be 9 soon.

About Bobbi... said...

You're welcome. I just ran across it while looking for something else. Yes, I noticed all the little heat island dots, too. The other thing I keep reading is that it's changing much faster than anyone ever predicted.

bobbi c.