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Climate extremes contribute to Christmas woes

This week I’ve heard comments from friends on how expensive live Christmas trees are this year. I saw several stories this week about the impacts of weather on Christmas trees and treats and thought you might like to read them too. Note that impacts from bad weather and poor climate conditions make take ten years or more to show up because that is how long it takes a Christmas tree to grow before harvest.

Yale Climate Connections: Christmas tree selection may be more limited this year because of drought a decade ago

Gizmodo: There’s a New Front in the War on Christmas (Oregon Christmas tree shortage)

Today: Bah humbug! Christmas trees could be more expensive this year

Washington Post: How climate change and extreme weather are crimping America’s pie supply

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