Blue carbon is a term given to carbon– sequestered, stored, or released – in marine and coastal ecosystems, including mangroves, seagrasses and tidal marshes. These ecosystems, storing the majority of carbon in the soil, bury atmospheric carbon ten times than their terrestrial counterparts per hectare annually.
Greta Thunberg, a 16-year old Swedish, inspires the Fridays for Future Climate Strike, a movement to skip schools on Friday to strike, pushing the government to urgently act on climate change. This movement sees many critics, but it might signal that climate is already in a very dangerous state.
Commitment to sustainability requires political will and collaboration between the grassroots and the elites to govern ecosystem services for balancing economic growth with environmental protection and social justice.