Cherry Blossoms and Global Warming

It is astonishing that records of when cherry trees bloom in Japan goes as far back as the ninth century. It is more astonishing that they agree with every other measure of global warming, down to the onset about 200 years ago with the start of the industrial revolution. With this much confidence in the measurement, why is there so much hesitation to act?

Records of the peak of the Japanese cherry tree blooms data back 1200 years, surprisingly, and demonstrate yet again that plant has changed since the start of the industrial revolution.

The early peak is thought to be linked to climate change as spring temperatures rise.

Source: Japan’s cherry blossom ‘earliest peak since 812’

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