Geologist Paul Fitzgerald, professor of Earth sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, is co-editor of a new book, “Fission-Track Thermochronology and Its Application to Geology” (Springer, 2018), the first major book on the subject in 20 years. The…
Climate Change Garden Grows
A unique new garden on the SU campus will track the impact of climate change, with the truth found in the trees.
Here is a transcription of the video:
“A lot of people get confused that weather is climate change, and that’s not the same. Especially this year we had snow all through April. And that’s weather, that’s not climate change. Climate is the overall pattern of weather, its like a big collection of weather.
The Climate Garden is a super idea. Basically planting trees from around the world, then seeing how they respond to the climate of Central New York.
This climate change garden is a way we can explore, investigate, how this slow shifting climate, warmer temperatures and changes to precipitation are going to influence our local forests.
This climate change garden will allow hands on experience and understanding the effects of climate change and how we can combat its effects.
This garden is going to benefit generations of SU students. As climate continues to change over the decades, we are going to have data from 2014, 2015, so our students will be able to go to the websites and look at the conditions of those trees and compare how they respond to the current warmer weather conditions.”