Snap! Road Salt For Globull Warming Snow Creating Coastal Marshes…In Heartland

Actually, let’s give this one a double snap, as I have been waiting about two years for an alarmist story like this to show up, after several harsh winters

Blasting along the Ohio Turnpike, few will notice the coastal salt marsh plants growing along the shoulder. Such plants are now common at the mid-western roadside, having adapted to a half century of road salt application. Whether the seeds were originally brought by bird droppings or vehicles, no one is certain.

Half a century, you say? That would mean there is, and has been…..snow and ice on the roads, which is what the salt is used for.

In fact, the harsh roadside environment has probably been gradually changing for as long as snow plow crews have been salting roads in winter — and accelerating over the last four decades or so.

Many of the saltwater tolerant plants began to show up in the 1970s, Gardner said, following the increase of road salt in the 1950s and 1960s. Prior to that, road crews used mostly cinders or sand to provide grip on winter roadways.

Wait, I though winter was going to disappear due to globull warming?

I should note that neither story takes a climate alarmist bent, though, there is some “biodiversity” alarmism, particularly in the first, with Mankind being notably blamed. Perhaps if the stupid birds didn’t migrate and carry seeds from the coastal plains…..speaking of birds, the latest mass dying in Missouri is being blamed on, possibly, cold weather. Which I’m sure is considered to be “extreme weather,” caused by…..Blue Star Beth!

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