Opinion: Salton Sea restoration must not worsen climate change
If we’re not careful, the well-intentioned effort to restore the Salton Sea could have serious adverse consequences: large emissions of greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change. A recent report by Jenny Ross, an attorney and writer working on a long-term research project about the Salton Sea, warns that many of the proposed long-range restoration plans will cause large emissions of carbon dioxide and methane. Studies of other drying lakes around the world have found these atmosphere-warming gasses come from large deposits of carbon-rich organic matter …
-Written by Chuck Parker and Feliz Nunez, members of the Salton Sea Coalition.
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