California Native Plants on the Move


How quickly can plants migrate? We heard this report on the radio, and they have a slide show to go with it.

Scientists say the state’s plants are at risk of collapse unless they migrate or are moved to refuges. According to a new study, two-thirds of California’s unique plants, some 2,300 species that grow nowhere else in the world, could be wiped out across much of their current geographic ranges by the end of the century because of rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns.

Marin will look Baja. Berkeley like Bakersfield. That’s the projection of climatologists for the end of this century.

I’d guess that California cactus and dudleyas and sedums are probably going to be able to increase their range. But Berkeley will look like Bakersfield??? Oy, the pain.


    
    
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