It has been 10 years since the New York Times announced the end of winter in the Northeast US, and the arrival of Magnolia trees in central Maryland. They tied this to the demise of Polar Bears, disappearing Arctic sea ice and global warming.
Here is a big old Magnolia tree at Marilyn DiReggi’s Civil War era house in northern Maryland (which Montgomery County is still attempting to steal.) I’m pretty sure the tree didn’t just arrive there.
It is Arctic cold in Maryland and they are expecting more than two feet of snow this week.
There has been no change in winter temperatures in the Northeast over the past 120 years, with last January-March being the coldest on record. Winter temperatures peaked in the 1950s.
Polar Bear populations are up 10% to record highs since that story was written.
And there has been no change in Arctic sea ice area over the past decade.
The New York Times got every single one of their facts wrong, but that is the norm for progressives.