Climate change is causing spring to come earlier in national parks

More than 1.5 million people attend the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. to glimpse a visible sign of spring. While this year's peak bloom was "in line with the 96-year average," according to NASA Earth Observatory, over the long term spring is actually springing sooner — due to climate change. NASA Earth Observatory recently published maps revealing how much earlier spring is starting in national parks around America. Related:

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