West Coast Wetlands Could Nearly Disappear in 100 Years

Read the full story at ClimateWire.

The Pacific Coast could see several feet of sea-level rise by the end of this century, and one of its most unique and valuable ecosystems — its salt marshes — may all but disappear in the process.

By the year 2110, all the existing marshland in California and Oregon could be underwater, according to new research in the journal Science Advances. And more than two-thirds of all the wetlands in Washington state could meet the same fate. That’s assuming about 4 feet of sea-level rise by the end of the century — what recent reports predict for the region under moderate to severe future climate change.

 

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