Blue carbon coastal ecosystems

Posted on: Sun 16 Dec 2018

Blue carbon coastal ecosystems — such as mangroves, seagrass meadows and tidal wetlands — are named for their place at the boundary between land and sea.

In just the past decade, scientists have discovered that these previously underappreciated coastal habitats play a huge role in tackling CO2 emissions.

But human activities such as burning fossil fuels and coastal development have already caused half of them to disappear.

To examine the importance of “blue carbon ecosystems”, Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to Alia Armistead, Coordinator for Melbourne’s Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration

Threatened blue carbon ecosystems store carbon 40 times faster than forests


Produced by Des Lawrence

Image: pixabay Public Domain


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