There aren't many leaves left on tall trees here any more (there was a remarkable number until a recent wind and rain storm) but many lower-lying bushes are still covered in leaves, including bushes taller than I am. A patch of lawn across the street is bright green (I think the wet snow sinking into it perked it up. This is very unusual here when it is almost December; we are certainly a zone colder than you, moreover you have more hotspot effect from a larger and less ventilated city.
A McGill professor of economics (on CBC radio advocating wholesale selling of Canadian water to the US) was also vehemently denying anthrpogenic global warming. Sure, he is no more a climate scientist than I am, but it says something about the wilful blindness behind denial when a person with a doctorate in anything deliberately laughs at science reported even by very cautious and conservative observatories.... I forget the jerk's name.