Sea Level Rise
What to Know About Ghost Forests Amid Sea Level Rise
As sea-level rise accelerates, coastal forests are dying off
GINGER ZEE, DANIEL MANZO, and KELLY LIVINGSTON / ABC NEWS – As people around the world contend this week with the hottest temperatures ever recorded on Earth, more visual evidence of climate change is emerging with the spread of ghost forests.
The globe is naturally warming and seas naturally rise, but greenhouse gas emissions have helped amplify that change and it’s evident along coastal forests especially in the mid-Atlantic.
Ghost forests develop when sea-level rise causes saltwater to advance on the land, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association …