SOURCE: Climate News Network

DATE: October 5, 2016

SNIP: Climate change is happening faster than many species can adapt to − and climate is changing between 3,000 and 20,000 times faster than many grassland species can respond.

Since the grass family includes wheat, corn, rice, sorghum, oats, rye, barley and many other plants that underwrite human survival, this is serious news.

“Climate change is outpacing our ability to adapt food production,” Professor Challinor says. “In some areas, urgent action is required.”