How wetlands and marshes keep our climate safer

When we think of the ways that nature stores carbon produced by life, for recycling, we think of the great forests of the world and of the seas. Forests are vast but rapidly shrinking resources. Seas are becoming increasingly warm and increasing acidic. These changes are reducing the amount of carbon that the planet can store, and when the planet is producing carbon emissions in unnaturally large amounts this is cause for concern. However, one of nature’s ways of storing carbon, which is grossly underestimated by the world’s nations when it comes to supporting measures to protect from rapid climate change and that is in wetlands – moors marshes and deltas. Continue reading