I’m willing to bet the farm that you’ve never heard the term “Ghost Forest”. Until last week, I hadn’t either.
Rising sea levels all along the Atlantic Sea Basin are wreaking havoc with many forests all up and down the East Coast. The dying forests succumbing to this process are being called Ghost Forests by scientists and environmentalists.
I found an article about this very-troubling phenomenon in my inbox last week. If you’d like to have a look, I’m happy to pass it along here. Although few Americans have heard the term, I have a clear — and very uneasy — sense that we’re all going to be hearing more about it, and soon.
There are thousands of terrible consequences stemming from our many failures to care for the Earth. This issue is only one. The price we will — and are — paying for these failures is high indeed.
Sea levels are rising. And so is the cost for our ongoing failures and continued inaction.
“Bulldog Ben” Basile
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