“The alarm clock that all the plants and animals are listening to is running too fast.”

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“The fingerprints of human-driven climate change are evident in seasonal timing changes for thousands of species on Earth, according to dozens of studies and last year’s authoritative report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. More than 30 scientists told [science writer Seth Borenstein] of the Associated Press how global warming is affecting plants and animals at springtime across the country, in nearly every state….‘It’s an early warning sign in that it’s an additional onslaught that a lot of our threatened species can’t handle,’ said Notre Dame biology professor Jessica Hellmann….‘The alarm clock that all the plants and animals are listening to is running too fast.’ Stanford University biologist Terry Root said.” (See article here, and archived.)

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