Climate change will bring premature spring in the U.S., researcher announced.
Next century, spring will come 3 weeks faster than usual, giving the Americans the possibility of smelling the fresh flowers earlier.
The report was published in Environmental Research Letters and it was made by researchers from the University of Wisconsin, U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They predicted a quicker end for winter and that may also affect farmers and the wildlife.
For people living especially in Wisconsin, this may be good news, but for other living creatures, this is not beneficial:
”Long-distance migratory birds time their migration based on day length in their winter range. They may arrive in their breeding range to find that the plant resources that they require are already gone,” claimed Andrew Allstadt, from the University of Wisconsin.
Another issue is represented by what scientists call ”false winter.” This actually makes plants believe it is time to come back to life after the harsh winter, thing which can trick them, as they may be taken by surprise by the cold weather. Because of this, entire crops can be destroyed.
The climate change didn’t give researchers the possibility of establishing how many areas are going to be affected. In addition, the changes will differ from place to place. Several areas from the Plains, for example, will see spring much later, researchers claimed.
The researchers work in collaboration with NASA Biodiversity Grant. Their purpose is to assist people who work for the conservation of public land. The researchers put the data on their website so that the public could freely access the information.
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