Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Ecological Society of America
wetlands, mitigate disasters, protect people
Hurricanes, flooding, droughts. Weather‐related disasters are dominating news cycles and causing widespread destruction, most recently with Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence. The US had the most catastrophic hurricane season on record in 2017, with hundreds of billions of dollars in estimated damages. California is experiencing unprecedented tragedies from widespread wildfires and increased vulnerability to storms. Disasters that were once uncommon appear to be the new norm globally, and evidence suggests the frequency and impacts of extreme events will increase further with climate change.
Endter-Wada, Joanna, et al. “Sustaining Wetlands to Mitigate Disasters and Protect People.” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 16, no. 8, 1 Oct. 2018, pp. 431–431., doi:https:/doi.org/10.1002/fee.1959.