Peat is a type of wetland soil made from partially decomposed plant material and is rich in carbon. We estimate that a reserve of about 30 billion tonnes of carbon is contained in the peatlands that we have discovered, the equivalent of three years of global emissions related to fossil fuels.
The Everglades faces the threat of salty inundation on all sides, with the sea level at its edge rising by about 5in since 2001. Price said this accelerating climate trend, driven by the melting of glaciers and expanding sea water, will see the Everglades retreat further north. There will be miles and miles of new Florida Bay.
Report warns that rising temperatures threaten the Everglades, including changing rainfall patterns and accelerating sea-level rise — Sea water encroaching on the Everglades will hamper decades of work by a government program to reverse man-made damage to the vast, fragile ecosystem at the tip of Florida, according to a new report published on Wednesday. The …