Although it was once observed that global warming-induced temperature rises and longer growing seasons benefited plant growth, a new study from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has found that the droughts caused by warming result in overall decline.
So while plants in some northern latitudes may continue to grow, their southern latitude counterparts are decreasing, with an overall loss effect that impacts crops and thus food security as well.
Study co-author Dr. Steven Running of the University of Montana, biologist and co-author of the report, stated, “This is a pretty serious warning that warmer temperatures are not going to endlessly improve plant growth.”
Many thanks, Dr. Running and National Aeronautics and Space Administration study scientists for revealing this potentially disastrous decline of the world’s flora due to human-caused climate change.
Let us all speedily adopt effective measures to cool the planet and restore a verdant ecosphere. Foreseeing the increasing impact of global warming on all life, during a 2008 videoconference in Thailand, Supreme Master Ching Hai pointed out the most crucial way to restore nature’s harmony and thus save the planet.