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Plant world feels the effect of growing climate heat

If we lose some plants, we might also lose the insects, birds and many other forms of flora and fauna that are necessary for our life

The northern tundra is changing. Image: By amanderson2

In what was once the reliably wintry city of New York that marvels of old Mississippi the southern magnolia, Magnolia grand flora, has begun to multiply and bloom ever earlier each year?

Researchers analyzed 60 million records of 17,000 plant species nearly 200 New World eco-regions, from 1970 to 2011, to identify a pattern of change in response to heat: a phenomenon called thermophilisation. The latest study shows once again that, in any ecosystem, those species that are more likely to cope with colder temperatures are being replaced by others that just like it hot.

Anywhere you go for hunt the species now are different than what you would have found in the same spot 40 years ago, and we believe that this pattern is the direct result of rising temperatures and climate change.

Some of these changes can be so dramatic that we are transferring the whole habitat from forests to grasslands or vice versa – by looking at all types of plants over long periods of time and over large areas, we were able to observe those changes

When human beings assume of climate change, they need to recognize that it’s not just about dropping ice in Antarctica, or rising sea degrees – climate alternate affects almost every herbal machine in each phase of the plane

Originally written By Tim Radford on the climate news network.

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