Enlist the Ocean in Combatting Climate Change, Experts and Advocates Argue - Marine Conservation News

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Being green is great, but sometimes we need to think blue too!

Scientists are calling on others to consider the ocean's part in the fight against climate change more when dealing with climate policies.

"More than half of the world’s biological carbon is captured by animals and plants living in or around the oceans" 😮😮😮😮

That is whole bunch of carbon capturing not being taken into consideration.

  • Mangrove trees can store up to 4x the carbon than tropical rainforests.
  • The world's sea grass can hold 20 gigatonnes of carbon. That's 20,000,000,000 tonnes of carbon!!!
  • Coastal habitats can store up to 10x more carbon than tropical rainforests.

All of these ecosystems are under threat and being damaged by overfishing, pollution and climate change.

Read the article from Scientific America : https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/enlist-the-ocean-in-combatting-climate-change-experts-and-advocates-argue/



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