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A warming world will favour many weeds and feral animals in Australia, with wilder weather speeding up the pace of invasion.

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Climate change

For a variety of reasons invasive species are likely to cause more harm under climate change.

One reason is that many invasive species are generalists and highly adaptable, able to tolerate or take advantage of change and disturbance.

For example, many weeds are weedy because they thrive over a wide range of climatic conditions.

Native species killed or stressed by climate change will all too often be replaced by weeds and feral animals or infected by exotic diseases.

Most plants being promoted as in Australia as biofuels are serious weeds that should not be grown.