TONY EASTLEY (sourced from ABC): When you think of a natural system that’s well known for absorbing carbon, the Amazon Basin springs to mind.
However, scientists are now uncovering the vital role that coastal habitats are playing.
Seagrasses and mangroves can capture carbon up to 40 times faster than forests and store it in the seabed for thousands of years.
Environment reporter Sarah Clarke explains scientists say those natural carbon sinks are now the “most threatened systems on earth”. Click here to listen to.