Survival: Can Plants Migrate Fast Enough to Avoid Extinction?

By | March 6, 2012





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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 (due to its extreme simplicity); but is it true?

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