Science Speaks About Cherry Blossoms

Three years ago, experts made this brilliant forecast. DC cherry blossoms in February, and peak bloom in early March

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The New York Times predicted cherry blossoms at Christmas

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And the Color of the Year Is … – NYTimes.com

So how did these brilliant forecasts from our top scientists turn out? The Potomac was frozen solid in early March.

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According to the official stats, cherry blossoms are blooming later in DC than they used to. (2015 date based on National Park Service estimate.)

ScreenHunter_7876 Mar. 13 08.51 Bloom Watch | National Cherry Blossom Festival

This year may be the latest on record.

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But it wasn’t always like this. In 1946, the blossoms were already open by mid-March

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Government climate experts are paid political hacks who don’t know understand the first thing about climate, or what controls it.

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10 Responses to Science Speaks About Cherry Blossoms

  1. Edmonton Al says:

    They could not have opened in 1946 that early because Mann/Jones said it was not warm enough.
    They gave us the “correct” temperature figure after adjustment don’t forget.
    /sarc

  2. Gail Combs says:

    Heck I am 300 miles south of DC in a warmer Plant Hardiness Zone and my trees are just this week starting to have the buds swell. No cherry blossoms yet.
    NC is zone 8 DC is zone 7.

  3. omanuel says:

    The global climate debate ended when manipulation of temperature data was discovered.

    AGW is but the latest front in the long-standing battle of the SSM (Standard Solar Model) of Earth’s heat source with experimental data.

    For example:

    1. Neutron-capture cross sections published in 1956 in the classical paper by Burbidge, Burbidge, Fowler and Hoyle (B2FH), the Bible of SSM – the Standard Solar Model of hydrogen fusion – and abundances of seventy-two different types of atoms produced by neutron-capture in the solar photosphere show a limited supply of neutrons during element synthesis or the five most abundant elements in the interior of the Sun are actually:

    Iron (Fe)
    Nickel (Ni)
    Oxygen (O)
    Silicon (Si)
    Sulfur (S)

    http://www.omatumr.com/abstracts2005/Fk01.pdf

    2. Excess Xe-136 correlating with primordial He in meteorites

    http://www.omatumr.com/Data/1975Data.htm

    Shows the presence of superheavy elements in meteorites or formation of the solar system from unmixed debris of the Sun’s explosion five billion years ago.

    “Strange xenon, extinct superheavy elements and the solar neutrino puzzle,” Science 123 (7 January 1977)

    http://www.omatumr.com/archive/StrangeXenon.pdf

  4. gjsmith66 says:

    That is just some random “cherry” picked data…

  5. gator69 says:

    There you go cherry picking again!

  6. Shazaam says:

    It’s a tragedy that those cherry trees are not cooperating with the computer generated fantasy climate model data / predictions

    This makes those DC cherry trees global warming deniers of the worst kind!! i.e. highly visible deniers.

    Watch for the laughingstock-in-chief to demand that those global warming denying cherry trees be chopped down and turned into wood chip mulch.

  7. Anthony S says:

    I was just out trimming the apple trees before they start budding out. Last year a combination of aggressive pruning the previous year and a late frost meant we had no apples worth keeping.

  8. DD More says:

    Government climate experts cannot be very good liars either, after all “To be a good liar, you must remember what you said before!”

  9. Andy DC says:

    I remember that 2012 winter quite well, with roses blooming in the DC area during January. But so what, DC has had mild winters as well as cold winters since its founding.

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