The New Spring, Brought To You By Climate Change, In Five Charts

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Richard Primack, College of Arts & Sciences

As the planet warms, the temperatures that trigger spring arrive earlier. But not everything’s adjusting on the same schedule. Flowers open before their insect pollinators come out, and birds return from migration too late to find their usual bug meals…

Expert quote:

“They’re probably the oldest detailed records of flower and bird-migration times in the United States.”

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