• SOURCE: Garden Club of America

Getting Mother Nature Back in Sync



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ANCHOR LEAD: It's spring, the time of year trees and flowers are blossoming… and depending on your part of the country… maybe wilting, dying or even drowning. Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something? Brian Osuch has more. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. Climate change is turning out to be a real pest for American gardeners. The Garden Club of America's Linda James says every gardener already understands from personal experience that climate change is happening. CUT: (James) Climate change means damaged early flower blooms due to "season creep" … out-of-sync pollination … more problems with pests and invasive species … and often serious harm to plant and soil due to extreme weather, including heavy downpours. SCRIPT: So what can American gardeners do about this growing problem? James says that that will require getting out of the garden and getting involved. CUT: (James) These changes are underway in our gardens because a heat-trapping blanket of carbon pollution is wrapped around the Earth. It's getting thicker and we need to take steps to reduce this 'carbon blanket.' Gardeners need to support steps to reduce the carbon pollution that's driving climate change. We owe it to our kids and grandkids to do what we can to leave them a clean, healthy environment. SCRIPT: That's Newsbreak from The Garden Club of America.
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