There are so many ramifications of climate change, many of which we’re probably not even aware of yet. Over on one of our sister sites, ecoscraps, Heather Carr recently wrote about one such ramification:
Weed biology and climate change is a hot topic among plant scientists. The potential effects of increasing carbon dioxide on plants is being studied for both its potential benefits and drawbacks.
Dr. Lewis Ziska and Dr. Jeffrey Dukes edited the recently released book, “Weed Biology and Climate Change”, which examines the effects of global warming on noxious weeds.
An interview of Dr. Dukes on these topics was published on the Wiley-Blackwell Life Sciences blog, and in it Dr. Dukes notes that while a weed is just a plant growing in a place you don’t want it to grow, the weeds talked about in the book above could actually cause serious economic and environmental damage.
Note something we want to have to deal with.
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