Why are Flowers Blooming in the Winter?

by Gerald Dewayne Harty
(Poplar Bluff, Missouri)

Why are flowers blooming in the winter? Also, are winters getting warmer?

Answer from Laurent Cousineau

There are in fact certain types of plants that bloom in the winter (take a look at this article) but it varies with the climate as well as the time of year. Furthermore, there are many different biomes including:
  • Coniferous Forest
  • Temperate Forest
  • Desert
  • Grassland
  • Rainforest
  • Shrubland
  • Tundra
In addition to all of this, there is manmade climate change. It is important to understand that the climate has always changed but it is the rate in which it is changing that is a serious issue.

In essence, greenhouse gases are responsible for the increase in average global surface temperatures, also known as global warming. Since it is the average temperature over the entire year that will increase, a winter will not necessarily be warmer than the previous.

Also, a year is not guaranteed to be warmer than the previous. For instance, 1999 and 2000 were colder than 1998. On the other hand, if you compare decades there is an obvious trend (the 2000s compared to the 1990s and the 1990s compared to the 1980s). To learn more, go to Ten Hottest Years on Record.

Therefore, it is possible for a certain town or city to have an unprecedented cold winter while manmade global warming ensues. However, there are cold records being made every single year but there are many more heat records being made as a result of global warming.

For more information, please go to Causes of Climate Change.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions.

Return to Top of Page  

Like This Page?

Recent Articles

  1. Interview With Jonah Bryson: "If we fail to protect the environment, nothing else matters"

    Nov 07, 16 12:21 AM

    We had the chance to speak with Film Director, Musician and Conservationist Jonah Bryson during TIFF 2016. Bryson has directed “The Fight For Bala”, a

    Read More

  2. Climate is Back

    Nov 07, 16 12:19 AM

    As I engage relentlessly in the fight to mobilize a complacent public and encourage reluctant politicians to focus on climate change action, I’ve come

    Read More

  3. Politicians Need to Break Free From Fossil Fuels

    Nov 06, 16 11:39 PM

    It’s time to break free from fossil fuels! It’s not time to promote pipelines and expand tar sands production in an attempt to create short-term jobs.

    Read More

  4. The Tides They Are A Changin'

    Nov 06, 16 11:18 PM

    We are really screwing up the Earth, and not having another one handy we need to get the message out to change our ways before it's too late. We cannot

    Read More

  5. Dying for Your Planet

    Oct 30, 16 02:51 PM

    Have you ever thought about what you value so much that you'd be willing to die for? What immediately comes to my mind is that I would do anything to keep

    Read More

Alternative Energy








How to Help


Important News

Sign a Petition!