Hannah Northey of E&E News reports that the U.S. is eyeing wetland restoration as a hedge against climate change.
- Restoring our wetlands and investing in coastal resiliency is one of the most cost effective ways to address climate change.
- In the lower 48 states, wetlands sequester roughly half of America’s net total greenhouse gas emissions, according to some estimates.
- Wetlands also improve ecological health and protect coastal communities from increased flood risk.
- In order to restore wetlands, the government should look to bottom-up solutions that empower local leaders and private property owners.
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