Gulf mangrove dieback discovery – JCU Australia
— Read on www.jcu.edu.au/news/releases/2022/july/gulf-mangrove-dieback-discovery
doesn’t this sound like evidence of tipping point? Mangroves usually capture and store more CO2 than anything else, protect against coastal erosion and nursery for all kinds of marine life. Quite a worry.
“Nearly 40 million mangrove trees died along 2000 kilometres of coastline in northern Australia’s remote Gulf region, releasing nearly one million tonnes of carbon. More than 76 km2 of mangroves were lost, making this the worst incidence of climate-related mass tree dieback that has ever occurred globally.“