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For wetland plants, sea-level rise stamps out benefits of higher carbon dioxide

Friday 20 May 22 11:45am

 

WETLANDS across the globe are in danger of drowning from rising seas. But for decades, scientists held out hope that another aspect of climate change—rising carbon dioxide (CO2)—could trigger extra plant growth, enabling coastal wetlands to grow fast enough to outpace sea-level rise. That helpful side effect is disappearing, they discovered in a new study published May 18.

 

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