NEWS: Article published on Coastal Ecosystems
Our first article got published on the importance coastal ecosystems or “Blue Carbon” in San Francisco’s Bay area! This is in the Sierra Club’s San Francisco Bay Chapter’s Yodeler Magazine
Read the article here and understand why the massive global expansion of these ecosystems that I have proposed in my book is so important.
Article recently published in Yodeler, magazine of the San Francisco Bay Chapter - Sierra Club – Importance of Bay Area Coastal Ecosystems
We need to rejuvenate our coastal ecosystems on ALL of our Earth’s non-ice coastline. This has tremendous potential for absorbing carbon in the plants, trees and soils of these ecosystems, that are like mangrove swamps, salt marshes and sea grasses. Per area, these can absorb more carbon than even tropical forests, which is why these have been called “Blue Carbon”, as compared to the “Green Carbon” of forests. At the same time this begins to reverse the tremendous extinction of species, in this case all types of ocean and shore life. We need to stop the destruction of these coastal ecosystems in the name of the wrong kinds of “development” and ecologically destructive shrimp and fish farms that pollute with chemical fertilizers and anti-biotics. We need anywhere from a few hundred meters (or yards to up to 10 kilometers (6 miles) worth of ecosystems on all our shorelines. The expansion of coastal ecosystems will do much to restore ocean life, restore collapsing fisheries and help protect shorelines in case of storms.
Your Brighter Climate Futures champion – Hari Lamba
The author Dr. Hari Lamba, has experience in engineering, business and ecology. He has a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with about 40 years of experience in industry, both in engineering product development and in advanced technology.