- Maple syrup season is starting earlier due to climate change, and within years or decades, sap will be less sugary, each tap will yield less and some parts of the US will stop producing maple syrup.
- Focusing on maple syrup lets people see climate change's impact in their own backyard.
- A recent study predicts that by 2100, the sap collection season midpoint will be earlier by a month, sugar content will fall and the region of peak sap flow will move 400km north, into Canada.
- Some maple enthusiasts are adapting to earlier and shorter seasons by diversifying sources of sweet sap and using newer technologies.
- The family of one maple enthusiast has moved up the average date it starts cooking sap into syrup by about two weeks.
Maple-pocalypse? Syrup looks like the latest victim of climate change
Global warming is hitting the US maple syrup industry with maple syrup seasons starting earlier and within years or decades, sap being less sugary, each tap yielding less and some parts of the US stopping production.