Mangroves won’t survive till 2050 if greenhouse gas emissions are not controlled
Mangrove trees will not survive sea-level rise by 2050 if greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are not controlled, a new study has said.
- The scientists conducting the research used sediment data from the last 10,000 years to estimate the chances of mangrove survival based on rates of sea-level rise.
- They found that if sea-level rise exceeded 6 millimetres per year, which is likely to happen if high GHG emissions continue till 2050, mangroves would not survive.
- However, if sea-level rise was less than 5 millimetres, which is projected to happen if there are low GHG emissions, the mangroves were likely to survive.