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Opening Arguments

End-of-the-World update

I also saw this on my vacation, a short Journal Gazette editorial and accompanying map explaining how "the reality of climate change" (an increase of two-thirds of a degree) affects us locally:

It means it’s not as cold in northeast Indiana as it used to be.

It also means that less hardy plants and trees are now more likely to survive further north.

Local gardeners will want to re-evaluate what they are planting and when they stick their plants in the ground.

Gardeners can now consider plants that can withstand 10 degrees below zero rather than 15 below zero.

Any comment really necessary?


Phil Marx
Mon, 02/06/2012 - 7:57pm

I believe it has to rise 7/8 of a degree before giant green monsters arise from the depths of the sea - so I guess we're OK for now.

Harl Delos
Tue, 02/07/2012 - 6:40am

No more Canada thistle?  Yay!

Too bad they don't understand the concept of microclimate.  Your backyard may already be one zone warmer or colder than the rest of the county....