The Earth’s oceans are critically important to the weather and our climate. They cover 70% of the planet’s surface and represent the largest active carbon sink, mitigating the effects of climate change through the absorption of our carbon emissions.
Some coastal and marine ecosystems are recognized as important
natural carbon sinks. These include
tidal marshlands, mangrove swamps, and seagrass meadows. Marine vertebrates are also being recognized for the role they play in the global carbon cycle.
The conservation of these 'blue carbon' ecosystems is an important part of the solution to climate change and represents the positive direction needed for saving our planet.
Blue Climate Solutions is a Project of The Ocean Foundation
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