Can Migrating Plants Move Fast Enough to Avoid Projected Extinctions from Global Warming?

By | December 19, 2013



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One of the great horror stories associated with predictions of CO2-induced global warming is that the warming will be so fast and furious that many species of plants will not be able to migrate towards cooler regions – poleward in latitude, or upward in elevation – at rates that are rapid enough to avoid extinction. This claim may sound logical enough … but is it true?