This Week's challenge*
Did you know???
*All ‘challenges’ must be undertaken with the supervision and at the discretion of a responsible adult
Phytoplankton – free-floating microscopic plants in the sea – can help us combat climate change.When phytoplankton die and decompose some fall to the deep open floor trapping carbon.
1.5oC global warming is predicted to see coral reefs declining by around 80%, 2oC could see more than 99% wiped out. (IPCC report 2019)
The United Nations ‘Seaweed Manifesto’ is investigating options for underwater farming of seaweed – as a food? A biofuel? A ‘carbon store’?
Blue Carbon refers to carbon that can be captured within ocean and coastal ecosystems – seagrasses, mangroves or salt marshes.We need to look after these coastal habitats.
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