Climate change is here – Wisconsin is seeing earlier springs, later falls, less snow and more floods

  • By Steven Elbow Nov 15, 2017 in CapTimes – Madison, WIS.
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In 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture updated the Wisconsin plant hardiness zone map. Outside of a coterie of gardeners and growers who use the map to determine what plants will survive in a given climate, the change was not widely noticed.

But the new map marked a sea change. It was a visible testament that the federal government had accepted what scientists have been saying for decades: The climate is, in fact, changing.

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