Tuesday, 31 May 2016 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Mangroves in Crisis: Why One Man Works to Save the Plants That Fight Climate Disruption

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report

    A mangrove forest in Malaysia. Mangrove forests act as virtual carbon scrubbers, yet are under threat by the shrimping aquacultural industry.A mangrove forest in Malaysia. Mangrove forests act as virtual carbon scrubbers, yet are under threat by the shrimping aquacultural industry. (Photo: Yasser Abusen / Flickr)

    A man in Washington State believes he can help slow climate disruption by working to save mangrove forests, which sequester up to five times as much carbon as normal forests. If current deforestation and sea level increase trends continue, most of the carbon stored in mangroves, along with their ability to sequester more in the future, will be released back into the atmosphere, as they are likely be gone completely by 2100.

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