Wetland mud is 'secret weapon' against climate change

in nature •  16 days ago

When the marshland plants die, rather than decomposing and releasing their carbon into the atmosphere, they become buried in the mud.

Interesting article about how wetlands release less carbon into the air than other plants when they die. I'm no expert on the whole climate change debate, but it would be nice if people \ starting doing a better job preserving the marshes and swamps. I just enjoy the beauty of them so much.....

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And South Louisiana has plenty of wetlands that are disappearing fast. It would be great if some of that climate change/environmental money would make it coastal restoration there. The Mississippi River is full of sediment that needs to make it into the marshes, it just takes money and time....

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