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Not everyone [in / on] the world looks forward to the joys of spring. While many people take delight in observing the [gory / glory] of newly-formed buds revealing their [delicate / delicacy] blossoms, others dread this annual phenomenon. That's because [blooming / bloomed] plants bring seasonal allergies like hay fever. The National Phenology Network (NPN) in the USA has warned hay fever [surfers / sufferers] that spring has arrived [up / down] to four weeks earlier than [usual / usually] . The pollen that causes so many symptoms is already causing [misery / misers] . To make [matter / matters] worse, the warmer weather will prolong hay fever season. The NPN said: "It's a little unsettling. It perhaps isn't surprising, [taken / given] the trajectory our planet is on."

Phenologists, climatologists and meteorologists are [blamed / blaming] climate change on the [unreasonably / unseasonably] warmer weather. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [retorted / reported] that the U.S. winter's average temperature was 2.7 degrees [warmth / warmer] than the 20th Century average. Lauren Casey, a meteorologist with Climate Central, told the CNN news agency that climate change is resulting [on / in] earlier and longer seasons for plants, causing a greater [prevalent / prevalence] of pollen. She said pollen was "the enemy" [of / at] people who suffer from allergies. She said pollen can [holster / trigger] asthma attacks and [aggravate / aggro] mold allergies. Another scientist said: "Acting [in / on] climate change really does matter for people's health."

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