Earlier this week I linked to a news report about how sea level rise due to climate change is causing the salinization of farmland. Yesterday brought came a another story about salt-water encroachment in a completely different location. A snippet:
Scientists estimate the age of black gums in an old-growth forest surrounded by Bear Swamp in Cumberland County ranges from 400 to 500 years, making it among the most ancient of trees in the most ancient forest of its kind surviving in the Northeast U.S.
But sea-level rise fueled by warmer oceans and sinking land is pushing saltwater ever closer to the trees, with the potential to kill them in the not-so-distant future.