As with the Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s Mangrove Dying May Contribute to Global Warming

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 kidneysas 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:

Just like the Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s mangroves are dying too; Mangrove death may contribute to global warming‘.

Kelp forests under threat from acid seas:The kelp forests – those towering submarine tangles of brown seaweeds – may not survive the steady change of ocean chemistry.

I'm an anti-imperialist, environmental activist and blue ocean sailor, who is passionate about the earth and all it's inhabitants without favour. Brace for imminent impact as we bare witness to the non-linear unraveling of the biosphere and habitability disappearing for most if not all complex life on the only habitable planet we know of. To quote President Niinistö in North Russia: ‘If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World’. Folks we have lost the Arctic.

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6 comments on “As with the Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s Mangrove Dying May Contribute to Global Warming
  1. Kevin Hester says:

    So dire photos of the dying reef .


  2. Kevin Hester says:

    “Luckily, there was only a small number of animals affected by the spill,” Miles said.
    What bullshit. It’s not about the big charismatic species, it’s about the entire marine food web starting wit algae and plankton.
    This spill will have killed millions, we just don’t value the other species properly.


  3. Kevin Hester says:

    “Kelp needs cold water to flourish and is particularly susceptible to temperature change. Unfortunately for the kelp, the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia is one of 24 globally-identified ocean warming hotspots; for the past 35 years the sea water’s been warming .06 degrees celsius each summer. The worst kelp losses have been recorded in protected areas like St. Margaret’s Bay and Mahone Bay.”


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Kevin Hester is currently living on Rakino Island, a small island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand, monitoring the unravelling of the biosphere and volunteering at the Rakino Island Nursery is currently developing a proposal to create a marine reserve near by. The Island has no grid tied electricity or reticulated water.  I catch my own water from the roof and generate my electricity from the ample solar radiation on the island.

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