A warmer spring leads to less plant growth in summer

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Climate change influences plant growth, with springtime growth beginning earlier each year. Up to now, it was thought that this phenomenon was slowing climate change, as scientists believed this process led to more carbon being absorbed from the atmosphere for photosynthesis and more biomass production. However, as evaluations of satellite data undertaken at TU Wien have now shown, this is not the case. On the contrary, in many regions, an early spring actually leads to less plant growth.

The climate models that have been used until now need to be modified and the world’s climate is in an even more critical state than previously thought. The results have now been published in a large international study in the science journal Nature.

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This article and images were originally posted on [EurekAlert! – Breaking News] October 3, 2018 at 01:21PM. Credit to the original author and EurekAlert! – Breaking News | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

 

 

 

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