logo new
Login as: Member Non-Member
  1. Max Finlayson
  2. General Wetland Topics
  3. Friday, August 03 2018, 10:28 AM
New paper highlights the vulnerability of the world’s wetlands—and builds on the messages in the second warning to humanity

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13157-018-1064-z


[b]The Second Warning to Humanity – Providing a Context for Wetland Management and Policy
C. M. Finlayson, Gillian T. Davies, William R. Moomaw, G. L. Chmura, Susan M. Natali, J. E. Perry, N. Roulet & Ariana E. Sutton-Grier
Wetlands - Received: 12 March 2018 /Accepted: 19 July 2018

Abstract
The Second Warning to Humanity provides a clarion call for wetland researchers and practitioners given the loss and degradation of wetlands, the declining availability of fresh water, and the likely consequences of climate change. A coordinated response and approach to policies has the potential to prevent further degradation and support resilient wetlands that can provide a range of ecosystem services, including buffering wetlands from climate impacts, and avoiding major climate amplification from temperature-induced release of additional carbon dioxide and methane while addressing the causes and consequences of global climate change. The Warning to Humanity also provides an opportunity for organisations such as the Society of Wetland Scientists to raise the profile of wetlands and to initiate a discussion on how to respond and change direction from the destructive development trajectory that led to wetland loss and degradation. It also provides a signal for a reappraisal of the effectiveness of the implementation of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands as an international mechanism for ensuring the sustainability of wetlands.
Comment
There are no comments made yet.


There are no replies made for this post yet.
However, you are not allowed to reply to this post.

Looking for a past discussion thread?

Visit the SWS Archived Forum

Recent Discussions

What do we know about urban wetlands?
146 Hits
0 Replies
Posted on Sunday, September 23 2018, 11:46 PM
Surveying attitudes to saltmarshes
271 Hits
0 Replies
Posted on Sunday, September 23 2018, 11:24 AM
What the world needs now to fight climate change: more swamps
249 Hits
0 Replies
Posted on Thursday, September 13 2018, 11:42 AM
Clean Water Rule affected states
375 Hits
2 Replies
Posted on Thursday, August 30 2018, 05:09 PM
Efficiency in the Field - App for Data Form
2889 Hits
3 Replies
Posted on Tuesday, August 29 2017, 07:59 PM

Categories

International
  1. 1 post
  2. 0 subcategories
Asia
  1. 1 post
  2. 0 subcategories
South Central
  1. 1 post
  2. 0 subcategories
Pacific Northwest
  1. 2 posts
  2. 0 subcategories
Mid-Atlantic
  1. 3 posts
  2. 0 subcategories
Central
  1. 2 posts
  2. 0 subcategories
General Wetland Topics
  1. 54 posts
  2. 0 subcategories