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Re: Definition of Spring

I noticed a bit of supporting evidence in a recent blog post in the "Not a lot of people know that" blog for the idea that it might have been warmer back in neolithic times.


A Danish academic who has investigated ice cores from sites in Greenland claims it was perhaps 2.5 deg C warmer about 4000 years ago than the present day. If it was 2.5 deg C warmer in the British Isles as well, it would make a lot more sense for somebody to think that spring started in early February.

Re: Definition of Spring

My concern was not so much the definition itself, rather who has the right to impose it.