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Global Warming. And the impact on the Plants life.

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Global Warming. And the impact on the Plants life.

Postby ferescram » Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:13 am

The plants depends on the climate, the humidity, terrain, etc, etc. I believe that the climate change could really affects them, they can’t move or migrate as the animals do, they need more time to grow so they are in this situation weaker than animals. I have seen many studies about the impact on the animal’s life by this big change, so why there are so few studies about plants, or I’m wrong and the trees are free of those effects, we have to remember that if a specie don’t adapt to the new conditions, it surely get lose forever?
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Postby kiekyon » Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:50 am

increase in temperature can actually bnefit plant in the sense that it increase the rate of growth and photosynthesis

as for climate change, i think they will just have to shift habitat
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Postby David George » Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:15 pm

The new study suggests that temperature extremes may have previously helped keep the deadly disease in check. But new climate cycles are now moderating those annual temperature swings.

Global warming has increased evaporation in the tropical mountains of the Americas, which in turn has promoted cloud formation, the study reports. That cloud cover may have actually decreased daytime temperatures by blocking sunlight. At the same time, it may have served as an insulating blanket to raise night time hights.So Fungus can thrive well in these areas.
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:35 pm

Actually, at over 25 celsius, respiration intensifies faster than photosynthesis so it ain't exactly good for plants..
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Postby abstemious_entity » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:12 am

plants are also greatly affected by climate. notice the dormancy that they undergo during the different seasons? that's their way of adapting. though i haven't really witnessed it yet since im from the tropics :) location is another reason for variances. flora biodiversity is higher near the equator compared to other areas. more stable environment means spending their energy to further their development---growth and reproduction. when you come to think about it, life is basically about birth, survival, growth, reproduction and death.
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Postby abstemious_entity » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:15 am

_at_ ferescram
btw, its SPECIES not specie. just wanted you to know. maybe you'd encounter professors like mine in the future who go crazy when she hears her students say specie when its supposedly species.
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Postby David George » Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:23 am

So in tropics the sunlight is very much reduced [reason given in the last post]hence photosynthesis is not going to be at a higher rate.In the temperate and polar regions the temperature increase which is harmful that does mean most plants [mainly green plants] are affected by Global Warming.
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Postby kiekyon » Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:54 am

by the way, earlier this year scientist actually find out that plants are one of the major cause of global warming by releasing methane.
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Postby baikuza » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:02 pm

like my prof. said...
plant absorb the heat, and...

so, they are quite strong enough do againts the global warming....
maybe, but if earth keep this temp. increases... i do not think they can survive include animal like us, human.

beside that, plants can absorb water from ground, soil...water body, so that they can survive... and also plant already develop a good tool to survive such as kutin,....etc.

hope this short passage is quite enough.
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:46 pm

How do plants generate methane?
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Postby baikuza » Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:41 am

did you mean, decompose CH4?or making CH4?
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Postby Nithin » Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:55 am

I dunno how global warming can cause damage to plants. But there is evidence of the damage global warming can cause to coral reefs. Warming of waters of the seas have destroyed entire colonies of ancient coral reefs in Caribbean Seas. It was found that a colony of 800 year old coral had perished about 90%.
Coral has been crucial to the survival of the fish species. Also it has been told that the reefs act as damage controlers in case of natural disasters like hurricane and tsunamis. Also medicines can be extracted from corals. Related people have termed this as an "UNDERWATER HOLOCAUST"

So global warming can affect ecosystem
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