From the archives, vol. 14
I’ve been a bit under the weather lately, so here’s one from the archives. Speaking of weather, this image was taken on September 4th of 2007. This particular patch of flowers was somewhere around the peak of it’s blooming period at that point in time. This year, the same patch of flowers essentially finished blooming around the end of July, approximately two months earlier than normal, due to our abnormally warm spring and summer. Was this year’s weather a fluke, or a result of ongoing climate change? The data seems to suggest the latter. Now think about the life cycle of certain plants being altered by a period of two months, due to changing weather patterns, and what that might mean for farming. Climate change means more than having to adjust your wardrobe – it means potentially drastic changes to many aspects of life on earth, some in ways that could endanger our ability to feed the 7,040,802,802(current estimate) humans on the planet.