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What the world needs now to fight climate change is more swamps

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The world needs more swamps - and bogs, fens, marshes and other types of wetlands.
Wetlands are some of the most diverse and productive ecosystems on Earth, irreplaceable tools for slowing the pace of climate change .
They are extremely efficient at pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and converting it into living plants and carbon-rich soil.
But throughout history, wetlands have been viewed as wastelands to be "reclaimed" for higher uses - many modern cities around the world are built on filled wetlands.
"Drain the swamp" has long meant getting rid of something distasteful...
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