Washington DC is now 97% of the planet!
Study says global warming could push DC’s cherry blossoms to one day bloom in winter
WASHINGTON — Washington’s cherry blossoms are busting out early this year, with buds popping so fast that a government work crew this week watched them unfurl on one tree in a single day. The U.S. National Park Service had predicted an early bloom for the centennial year of the hallowed trees. But it has moved up the forecast twice, with temperatures in the 80s and more of the same expected. Now comes a team of scientists theorizing that with drastic warming of the globe, future decades could see blossom times not just a few days early but advanced by almost a month.
Future decades could see monkeys flying out of Al Gore’s ass.
Cold temperatures are delaying cherry blossoms in Japan. The identical story as above, except substitute cold for warm, and late for early.
Cold weather delays blooming of early cherry blossoms
As Japan’s pink-hued harbingers of spring, the Kawazu cherry blossoms are famous for blooming earlier than other varieties.
This year, however, winter’s unusually cold weather has pushed back the blooming of the Kawazu cherry blossoms by about three weeks compared to the average year.
The cherry blossoms along the Kawazugawa river were finally in full bloom on March 9. Despite the temperature being a chilly 9 degrees on a rainy day, cherry blossom lovers turned out to view the first sign of the coming of spring.
Anticipating a normal year, the Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival was originally scheduled to run from Feb. 5 to March 10. But the festival has now been extended to March 18 because of the late-blooming sakura.
“This is the first time the cherry blossoms have been this late in blooming,” said Hiroko Shimazaki, Kawazu Tourist Association secretary-general.
h/t to Marc Morano