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Climate change casualties?


Maple syrup and Antarctic ice shelf aren’t two things you usually see mentioned together. But when the underlying link is climate change, anything’s possible.

First, the ice. A piece of ice shelf seven times the size of Manhattan has cracked apart and fallen off of Antarctica. Global warming is to blame, according to one scientist. Video here explains what happened.

As for maple syrup, the changing temperature patterns by 2080 may cause maple-syrup makers in northern New York to begin collecting sap and making syrup two months earlier than they do now. A study is underway by Cornell University researchers to evaluate the effects of climate change on syrup making.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 at 8:11 pm by Mike Risinit. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: Antarctica, Climate change, cornell university, Global warming, maple syrup