Our ecosystem is in exponential collapse, yet in our climate change circles, there is a preponderance of articles dealing with icecap melt and rising sea levels, as if these things were happening in isolation.
None of these disasters are happening in isolation. Ocean dead-zones, entire species washing up dead on beaches, whale strandings, the list goes on, all are intrinsically linked.
We are in the early stages of collapse, soon we will look back and ask ” What was the tipping point”. There were, have been, hundreds. It’s just that nobody listened:
‘Scientists are extremely worried over the loss of mangroves in the Gulf of Carpentaria, possibly due to warmer ocean temperatures. For months, the mangrove trees are dying in that region. However, scientists came to know of the loss only recently as the mangrove trees are located in very remote areas of Queensland. Even though the scientists are unsure of what caused this loss, they are certain that the loss is unprecedented and extensive. ‘Duke likes to think of mangroves as “coastal kidneys” as they clean the water flowing from land into sea.
‘Corals and seagrass depend on the mangrove trees for clean water. The trees do the water filtering on the coast. Mangroves also play a major role in the ecosystem where they act as massive reservoirs of carbon storage. They not only store the carbon within, they also trap carbon deep inside their extensive root network. The mangroves can store up to five times more carbon than normal forests. If they start dying in such massive numbers, they will release the carbon in the atmosphere, which will further contribute to global warming‘. Full article continues here: