When you think about global warming, you probably think about the big things like melting polar ice caps, hurricanes, and so on. But climate change also has more subtle impacts.
Milder winters and warmer summers in the Northeastern US, for example, means that plants that traditionally grow in warmer climates are thriving in New York City. The New York Botanical Garden highlights this phenomenon in its Ladies Border Garden, an experimental plot where the garden grows all sorts of plants that are not native to this region.
I recently visited the Ladies Border Garden, which is sometimes called the "global warming garden" for a radio story which feeds this week on The Environment Report.