I'll admit that I'm biased, as a magician who works closely with the land this article was of a special interest to me. The idea that what we as humans are doing to our environment effects our climate is hardly new. However, if this research pans out, a whole new way of looking at how we interact with our environment will be required. I believe that we have to recognise that we live with the earth not merely on it.
The idea of microclimates is not a new one, but as this article shows, it is one scientists are barely beginning to understand.