Photo taken at: Everglades, Florida
Rising sea levels pose a huge threat to many coastal environments and communities worldwide. Mangroves could be completely submerged within 30 years. The @Guardian reported the Everglades in Southeast Florida are under threat and mangroves “face being drowned, imperiling coastal communities and the prized Everglades wetlands.” Mangroves act as a primary habitat and buffer to natural disasters for many marine creatures, for which there is no alternative. Their loss could put Floridian communities and ecosystems at risk for destruction, mirroring similar phenomena across the globe.