Climate Change is Messing with Maple Syrup Production in New Hampshire
This is bad news for pancakes everywhere.
I was trying my best to understand this sap science and according to Seacoast Online, because of the warm weather the sap in maple trees beginsto run earlier which causes the tapping season to end earlier. This is bad news for two reasons! It decreases overall yields and also causes a decline in the quality of syrup that is produced.
A professor of climatology and glaciology at UNH Cameron Wake talked about climate change on the global scale:
"There is an extensive and ever-growing body of scientific evidence that shows that humans are the driver of that change," Wake said. "It's time for all of us ...; to accept the science and start having a serious discussion about how we will address the problems presented by climate change."
So long story short...the production (or lack there of) of maple syrup in New Hampshire is completely in our hands.