season creep


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season creep

n
(Environmental Science) the gradual changing in the length of the seasons, as demonstrated by earlier flowering of plants, etc, thought by many to be caused by climate change
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The phenomenon is called season creep, and it means that fall ends later as well.
Be prepared Plan ahead and don't let a new season creep up on you.
The unabashed beauty of this show might have been tempered by thinking of "season creep," that amazing term for global warming's localized acceleration of premature blossoming and melting.
Its aim is to do for the entire United States what bloom hunters like Fleming have done for the Washington area: Track the patterns of season creep and explain why that matters to humans.
We are a lot happier than we were the last time we played Accies and although it's forgotten about events last season creep in every now and then.
Our growing concern with the environment is reflected in new words such as "carbon offsetting" and "season creep", which is the changing of the length of seasons thought to be caused by climate change.
The so-called shopping season creep, when companies start their seasonal promotions earlier every year has already seen Halloween goodies showing up weeks before the Oct.
But instead of moving in for the kill - you could not see where a Villa goal was coming from - West Ham let the mistakes which have characterised their season creep back into their game.
"Because they come back in and before they know it, you're into post-Christmas and the season creeps up on you.
OKLAHOMA CITY As election season creeps up, state questions that have been in the works for months are coming to the forefront.<br />There are the resident initiatives, such as the push to repeal the large tax increase the Legislature passed this year and the push for medical marijuana.
AS the temperatures rise, election season creeps up on us.