More Signs of Global Cooling?
And the hazards therefrom to wildlife
:Migratory birds are under threat after the coldest March in a decade helped to delay the traditional signs of spring by two weeks.
Swallows at the end of a 6,000-mile journey from Africa are arriving later than usual and could struggle to find enough insects to build up their vanished fat reserves, according to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
Late frosts have killed frogspawn and delayed breeding in some areas, putting newly-emerged frogs at risk of drying out from the heat when they emerge this summer.
The flowers and insects of spring are appearing later because temperatures have fallen back to what is considered to be the seasonal average, according to the Woodland Trust. Almost a decade of mild winters has led to regular sightings of birds breeding in January, bumblebees in February and hawthorn flowers blooming in March.
But after the coldest winter in 10 years took March temperatures down to 3.9C, more than 1C below the 30-year average and 2.5C lower than in 2005, the trust said that nature's spring cycle was returning to normal after a two- to three-year blip.
I doubt Laurie David will be blogging on this topic at the HuffPo.