16 Sep '18, 1pm

How to Protect Coastal Wetlands From Climate Change #care2

How to Protect Coastal Wetlands From Climate Change #care2

Sea level rise is not the most immediate threat posed by climate change when compared to out-of-control hurricanes and wildfires, crop loss and ocean acidification. But it’s not exactly a distant danger either. Towns ranging from Kivalina and similar inhabited islands in Alaska to the Louisiana community of Isle de Jean Charles are set to disappear under the rising ocean in no more than a decade — and perhaps as little as a couple of years. Isle de Jean Charles, in fact, has already lost 99 percent of its land to encroaching waters. The community also happens to be very connected to its local wetlands, which were the subject of a recent “Nature” publication exploring how coastal wetlands will cope with rising seas. And the threat of wetland destruction along coastal regions could have more far-reaching effects than even an influx of climate refugees . Coastal wetlands are ...

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