OCEAN RISING PUZZLE ANSWERS
What accounts for the 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere?
Answer: The loss of coastal ecosystems
What species is an important carbon sink?
Answer: Mangroves are one of the world’s most important carbon sinks, storing three to five times more carbon than upland tropical forests.
What is 1.9 million by 2100?
Answer: If sea levels rise 6ft by 2100, 1.9 million homes will be underwater in the U.S.
What is 1 out of every 45 people on Earth?
Answer: One out of every 45 people are a climate refugee. Climate refugees are people displaced by disasters and climate change. Unlike traditional refugees, they are usually displaced within their own countries meaning there is no formal international protections for these non-traditional refugees.