Climate Change and Plant Conservation
Plants face many threats, but climate change is probably the single greatest threat to plant diversity, and thus a major challenge for plant conservationists.
Humankind is affecting natural temperature regulation by releasing increasing quantities of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. This will have multiple effects, not just a gradual increase in temperature.
Climate change has important implications for nearly every aspect of life on Earth. Its multiple effects could prove the "final straw" for plants already facing other threats.
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in the Amazon,
from the BBC