You simply can’t make up stupid like climate alarmists. The Sydney Morning Herald believes that warm winters cause cherry trees to bloom later.
Global warming plays havoc with Auburn cherry blossom festival
Date August 28, 2015
For organisers of cherry blossom festivals in Washington DC, Tokyo and Auburn, the trickiest part of the annual event is forecasting when the trees will flower, and hoping they bloom during the scheduled dates.
Specialists at the Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney say global warming is affecting when traditional late-winter and early-spring plants – from wattles to jacarandas –are flowering. Seasonal variations in rainfall and temperature can complicate timing, too.
Contrary to what most people think, a warm winter causes the cherry trees to bloom later.
Let’s test that theory out. Cherry blossoms in Washington DC have bloomed very late the last three years, coinciding with very cold winters.
Virginia January-March temperatures have dropped about two degrees since 1992.
Cold winters correspond with late blooms, and warm winters correspond with early blooms. This should be obvious to anyone with an IQ over 30, which excludes climate experts.
On March 14, 1946 – the blossoms had already opened.
This year had the latest cherry blossoms on record, and the Potomac was frozen solid on March 10.
But the stupidity is worse than it seems. Three years ago the geniuses at the Washington Post predicted global warming would make cherry blossoms bloom in February – right before three of the latest bloom years on record in April.
Climate experts have no idea what they are talking about. If cherry blossoms bloom early, they blame it on global warming. If cherry blossoms loom late, they blame it on global warming. They are complete morons.