Okay, so the tropical forests may not be driven to drought-induced endangerment due to Climate Change. But it could be the people’s more direct actions that erase these glorious forests from our lives: deforestation.
Photograph: Gerd Ludwig/ Gerd Ludwig/Corbis
“What the fossil record is showing is that plants have already the genetic variability to cope with high temperature and high levels of CO2. Rather than global warming, the [trouble] for tropical plants is deforestation. The fossil record shows that, when you don’t have humans around, the plants can deal with high temperatures and CO2.”
read entire article here
and read the New Scientist article on the same study here