Plants’ heat response means fiercer heatwaves

Asia faces more extreme heat by mid-century as some plant species react unexpectedly to rising average temperatures, new research shows.

Researchers have established that extreme heat can alter the atmospheric chemistry unfavourably for plants, and certainly reduce crop yields.

Australian scientists report in the journal Scientific Reports that they looked at the forecasts made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change under the notorious “business-as-usual” scenario, in which the world’s nations go on burning ever more fossil fuels, to release ever more greenhouse gases.

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