Climate will alter the soil that feeds us
One of the main species of microbes that hold the soil together is likely to be affected by rising temperatures, with unpredictable consequences for fertility and erosion.
By Tim Radford
4 July, 2013
Global warming may be about to change the ground under our feet – and perhaps not in a good way. It could be about to affect one of the most important communities on the planet: the tiny microbes that make life possible for the rest of creation, according to new research by scientists in the US and Spain.
“This study tells us we can no longer neglect microbes in our considerations”