USGS Study: Rising Seas Put Pacific Coastal Wetlands At Risk Of Extinction, Some By 2050

Individual species of animals, like polar bears, aren’t all that are at risk from climate change and the resulting accelerating rates in the rise in sea level. Pacific coastal wetlands are also at risk of extinction and the doomsday clock for Pacific Coast salt marshes isn’t that far off, according to a recent study by the University of California, Los Angeles, and the U.S. Geological Survey.

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