The best estimates of predicted climate change in the literature are presented. 1. A Brazilian court blocked government's move to revoke key regulations protecting the country's tropical mangroves after the move was fiercely criticized by environmental and climate groups. With the advent of green technologies, it is easy to view the battle against climate change as one for the tech world. Mangroves provide numerous ecosystem services that contribute to human wellbeing (Vegh et al., 2014; Van Bochove et al., 2014; Friess, 2016) and may be threatened by climate change. Climate change components that affect mangroves include changes in sea-level, high water events, storminess, precipitation, temperature, atmospheric CO 2 concentration, ocean circulation patterns, health of functionally linked neighboring ecosystems, as well as human responses to climate change. Ranges of mangroves have naturally waxed and waned over the years, influenced by the weather, but with climate change has come a crucial reduction in crop- and tree-killing freeze events. A single acre of mangroves can drop two to three tons of leaves per year! Boulder brain corals, for example, were found in abundance under the mangroves … Mangroves do more proportionally than any other forest to sequester carbon – up to 5x more per hectare than tropical rainforests. Adapting to climate change. Distribution(“Environment—Tropical Shelf Seas and Shores”) 3. A lesser-known but increasingly recognised solution lies in nature. The rates at which these impacts are occurring is likely to exceed the ability of mangrove forests and the species that live within them to adapt (Gilman et al . Human impacts on mangroves, including climate change, have received much attention of late especially because mangrove deforestation is occurring at a rapid rate. Around the globe mangroves enhance coastal fisheries, sequester carbon, provide provisions to local inhabitants, filter This entry was posted in Coastal Erosion, In the news, Kiribati, Media room and tagged climate change, coastal erosion, Environment and Conservation Division, mangroves, Ministry of Envrionment, press release on July 25, 2013 by webadmin. We review the state of knowledge of mangrove vulnerability and responses to predicted climate change and consider adaptation options. And the climate keeps on changing, bringing ever more erratic rains, storms, and temperature swings. Mangroves are among the most carbon-rich forests in the tropics, according to a 2011 study in Nature Geoscience, making them particularly important for mitigating climate change. Seagrass beds, coral and mangrove islands are home to diverse species including reef sharks, Goliath groupers, rainbow parrotfish, long-spine sea urchins and hawksbill sea turtles. 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