Mississippi Delta marshes in a state of irreversible collapse — ScienceDaily

Given the present-day price of worldwide sea-level rise, remaining marshes within the Mississippi Delta are more likely to drown, in line with a brand new Tulane College examine. A key discovering of the examine, revealed in Science Advances, is that coastal marshes expertise tipping factors, the place a small improve within the price of sea-level rise results in widespread submergence. The lack of 2,000 sq. miles (5,000 km2) of wetlands in coastal Louisiana over the previous century is nicely documented, however it has been tougher to foretell the destiny of…

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