Which species of grassland is the most vulnerable to climate change?
According to the United Nations, more than 90 percent of the world’s grasslands are threatened with disappearing.
The report was released Tuesday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was established to oversee the scientific process of assessing the potential impacts of climate change.
The IPCC also has a section dedicated to the effects of climate disruption on vegetation.
The report noted that grasslands in the Northern Hemisphere have been on the rise, and the impacts of rising temperatures on ecosystems are expected to intensify.
The study’s authors also found that the grasslands of the Northern Pacific, Southeast Asia, and other areas have been the most affected.
The area where grasslands can flourish is a relatively large region and is the largest grasslands on earth, said Richard Alley, a professor at Oregon State University who has researched climate change and ecosystem health.
But it’s not just the grassland that is threatened.
The researchers also found areas of the Western United States and Central and South America are particularly vulnerable to warming.
And in places like Alaska, the report noted, the grasses are being impacted by warmer air and water.
In the Northern Plains and Great Plains, areas that have seen record-breaking drought and increased temperatures, the researchers noted, are also the areas with the highest risks of declining grasslands.
For instance, the authors found that areas with relatively dry climates have seen an increased risk of drought, and areas with very dry climates are more likely to experience increased drought.
The researchers said they are not sure why certain grasslands have been so vulnerable, but one theory is that drought has been a key driver of climate instability in the past.
In the past, it’s been possible to plant crops in areas that were already dry.
However, with climate change, those crops cannot grow and they become weeds that become more resistant to drought.
In addition, some grasslands that were once lush are now dying due to drought, the study noted.
The paper’s authors said the results are important to understanding how climate change will affect grasslands and other ecosystems.
But they caution that more research is needed to determine how climate impacts may be more widespread in some regions than others.