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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:46 PM
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Today's climate change snapshot: Maple trees expected to reach Hudson Bay
Source: Nunatsiaq News

By 2100, sugar maples may grow along the Hudson Bay coast as far north as Inukjuak in northern Quebec.

A projected warming of the climate, showing average temperature increases of 5.6 C, means sugar maples could thrive 1,000 km further north than from where they do today in southern Quebec.

... Yet the vision of sugar maples, Canada's national symbol, growing in the treeless Arctic, provides a strong image of the scale of the warming that may lie ahead.

This is particularly true in Nunavik, where some climate change projections now show a 12 C increase in average temperatures by 2080.

Read mroe: http://nunatsiaq.com/news/climate/71214_792.html
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:49 PM
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1. What does an idiot like Fred Thompson say about global warming?
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:56 PM
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2. He's planning for his Banana/Coffee/Coconut/Coffee plantiation in TN n/t
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 04:59 PM by DCKit
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:58 PM
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4. I wouldn't mind being able to grow coffee here.
There's lots of uses for that! :)
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:01 PM
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5. I wanna grow avacados....
But I'm a real fan of the Maple trees. They're moving north at a stunning rate, even disappearing from areas of PA, VT and NY states.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:57 PM
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3. he says
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