Pace of climate change too hot for crops
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Pace of climate change
too hot for crops
New study shows that the speed of climate change is now much too great for grassland species of vital food crops to adapt and survive.
By Tim Radford
LONDON, 5 October, 2016 – Climate change is happening faster than many species can adapt to − and climate is changing between 3,000 and 20,000 times faster than many grassland species can respond.
Since the grass family includes wheat, corn, rice, sorghum, oats, rye, barley and many other plants that underwrite human survival, this is serious news.
Although the new research by scientists in the US does not directly address the future of food in a globally warming world, the researchers say their finding has “troubling” implications.