Future of tidal wetlands depends on coastal management

Future of tidal wetlands depends on coastal management

Future of tidal wetlands depends on coastal management, Published online: 12 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06190-x

Computational simulations suggest that future losses of tidal wetlands attributable to sea-level rise could be greatly offset by the landward advance of these ecosystems into newly sea-inundated areas.
Source: Nature

Coastal erosion in the Arctic intensifies global warming

The loss of arctic permafrost deposits by coastal erosion could amplify climate warming via the greenhouse effect. A study using sediment samples from the Sea of Okhotsk on the eastern coast of Russia revealed that the loss of Arctic permafrost at the end of the last glacial period led to repeated sudden increases in the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere.
Source: Science Daily