Climate Change and Gardening. . . What the !@#$@!@#?

This weekend many smaller newspapers likely carried this AP story about climate change and gardening as a prominent Sunday feature. One little problem: despite all the hype, even the most extreme alarmists with a shred of honesty will admit that the consequences of climate change to date are decidedly minor. Some models–alarmist ones–do show real consequences that would impact growing seasons sometime in the future. But, to my knowledge, nobody who has given climate change a serious look–even alarmists–believes that it has already impacted conventional gardening in temperate climates.