Deserted

Although “the thermophilisation [dominance of warm-adapted species] of vegetation was lowest in forests where canopies had become denser,” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24761801) increasing their resilience to climate change, the quiet abandonment of government grants points to “England [slipping] into a period of deforestation as trees and woods come under growing threats from disease and development like never before.” (http://www.woodlandtrust.presscentre.com/News-Releases/Government-sleepwalking-into-an-era-where-England-s-woods-may-start-to-shrink-f99.aspx)

Presumably an awareness campaign for ‘dust glue’ will follow.

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Strine

“In Australia, an increase in the frequency and intensity of heatwaves is expected to lead to more heat-related deaths, while warmer temperatures, changing rainfall and an influx of pests will ‘negatively impact’ many temperate crops, such as fruit and nuts.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/27/climate-change-report-hotter-australia)

I believe the vernacular is ‘cactus’.

Pest

“Crop pests have been moving towards the poles at 2.7 kilometres per year, which is very close to the rate of climate change.” (http://www.nature.com/news/crop-pests-advancing-with-global-warming-1.13644)

Keep your eyes peeled: you could see a front of fungi, beetles, true bugs, mites, butterflies, oomycetes, moths, viruses and nematode worms frothing by.

Slush

“Melting sea ice has also opened up new shipping routes. Russia is now advertising the Northern Sea Route, which cuts the journey time from China to Europe by up to two weeks. … ‘Though you will need to pay for a nuclear-powered icebreaker.'” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23794232)

A step up from a snow-blower.

Dwarf

Greenland is greening, although very slowly. “Despite this handicap, a key species such as the Arctic dwarf birch could be established over more than 400,000sqkm … by the end of the century.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/28/climate-change-greenland-green)

For those of you, like me, with visual artifacting, the Arctic dwarf bitch is also expanding her range. Be wary.