Plant species on the decline due to Global warming: Says Study

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I have found the post on Environment on Earth. The Hindu also published the story.

Global warming could trigger a dramatic decline in diversity of plant species on the rangelands in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau in southwest China, American and Chinese scientists warned, as research showed a 26 to 36 per cent drop in plant species from 1998 to 2001.

Experts said global warming specifically caused loss of 21 per cent of medicinal plants and 25 per cent of pasture plants.

Research into climate change and grazing in northeastern Qinghai-Tibet plateau had shown the decrease in plant species, Julia Klein, a US Colorado State University Assistant Professor who led the research said.

The experts warning came at a joint meeting of the International Rangeland Congress and the Internatonal Grassland Congress during their week-long meet at Hohhot, capital of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, which concluded on Saturday, official Xinhua news agency.


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