Sea grass along Moreton Bay will drastically decline as sea levels rise, a University of Queensland study has found. the findings showed a significant proportion of valuable seagrass habitats would be lost without action to offset the affects of climate change. Sea grass meadows are a blue carbon ecosystem, a valuable system that is responsible for sucking up more than half of the world's plant-stored carbon.
While many factors might be responsible for the decline in sea grass, no doubt these factors are all exacerbated by rising temperatures. t We should not wait for further proof before taking action to slow climate change. Humans need to recognize the many consequences of their mistreatment of the environment and accept responsibility for those consequences.
An overwhelming number of scientific studies have found a consistent, demonstrable link between global warming and the decline of various species. When temperatures go up, natural habitats are disrupted, the balance is lost, and species start to suffer. The decline in sea grass is just one example out of many.
Global warming has affected many things and it would be safe to conclude that it now is affecting sea grass. The decline in sea grass can not be explained by any other source. Global warming has a way of affecting the environment in the short-term and long-term. We may only be seeing the very first affects due to its existence.