Monday, 27 August 2018

Climate change is wiping out the baobab, Africa’s ‘tree of life’

Source: The Guardian, 13th June 2018, by Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim reported, "The trees are a scientific wonder, once capable of living for thousands of years, but now becoming endangered species (...) Yet these highly important species are threatened with extinction, due to climate change and human development. Some species may not survive the next century. While plants have generally adapted to extended droughts, climate change is different, and with the Anthropocene we are already witnessing the loss of these impressive trees. The greatest irony is that the African continent has hardly produced any greenhouse gases and yet is already bearing the brunt of the vagaries of climate change. (...)"

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