Sunday, November 23, 2008

Climate Change Destroying Walden Pond's Flowers

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"Climate change is devastating the flowers of Walden Pond, picking off those species that cannot react to rising temperatures.

"Comparing data meticulously gathered by Henry David Thoreau more than a century and a half ago with more recent observations, Harvard biologists report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that more than a quarter of Walden's plant species have already been lost. And an additional 36 percent are in imminent danger, including lilacs, roses and buttercups ..."

Henry David Thoreau in the Book of Days

Phenology in the Book of Days

Climate Change News constantly updating at Daily Planet News

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Blogger Fignatz said...

Not just Walden Pond. If you want to be afraid, read Thoreau's "A Week On The Concord and Merrimack Rivers", with its descriptions of an idyllic untouched environment; then read Kerouac's "Doctor Sax", with its references to 'superjunk' pollution on the very same reaches only 90 years later. (And then, Pip, go up to the Roses Creek crossing and give thanks.) By the way, thanks for the Blogmanac.

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