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Study: Plants Might Lack Traits Needed to Cope With Climate Change

A new study suggests that modern flowering plants, trees and agricultural crops may not have the characteristics, or the time, to respond to rapid human-induced climate change.   The report in Nature looks at how plants evolved to cope with cold in the past, but finds these same mechanisms may not provide the same defense against human-induced climate change. Survival traits   Flowering plants lived in warm tropical climates 243 million years ago. Since...

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