America's 'ghost forests' revealed: Researchers say trees killed by rising seas are 'the most obvious indicator' of climate change in the US



They're called 'ghost forests' - dead trees along vast swaths of coastline invaded by rising seas, something scientists call one of the most visible markers of climate change.
The process has occurred naturally for thousands of years, but it has accelerated in recent decades as polar ice melts and raises sea levels, scientists say, pushing salt water farther inland and killing trees in what used to be thriving freshwater plains.
Efforts are underway worldwide to determine exactly how quickly the creation of ghost forests is increasing. 
But scientists agree the startling sight of dead trees... read more

 
1 August 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 53
Source: Daily Mail
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