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NOW COMING SOONER: ALLERGY SEASON


Does it feel like every allergy season is starting sooner, lasting longer, and is a little more intense? Well, climatologists say that it’s not all in your imagination. Here’s how climate change is affecting your seasonal allergies.

Predicting allergies

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1. Wayne, P. et al. Production of allergenic pollen by ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) is increased in CO2-enriched atmospheres. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 2002; 88(3): 279-82.

2. Environmental Protection Agency. Review of the impacts of climate variability and change on aeroallergens and their associated effects. Available athttp://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=190306#Download. Accessed February 5, 2015.

3. Su-Jong Jong, et al. Phenology shifts at start vs. end of growing season in temperate vegetation over the Northern Hemisphere for the period 1982–2008. Global Change Biology. 2011; 17(7): 2385-2399.

4. Su-Jong Jong, et al. Predicting changes in temperate forest budburst using continental-scale observations and models. Geophysical Research Letters. 2013; 40: 359-364.