Mapping biodiversity threats caused by climate change
A research team has investigated how rises in seawater levels will affect coastal nature over the next 50 and 100 years. The result points to a serious change in the Danish coastal landscape and a great loss of nature and biodiversity. The climate-created sea rises will significantly reduce the rare nature and populations of rare birds, amphibians and plants in the coastal areas and around the littoral meadows. The nature in 76 out of Denmark's 98 municipalities will be affected.
In the video, forest supervisor Bendt E. Andresen from the Danish Nature Agency and COWI biologist Torben Ebbensgaard discuss the findings, and how to take green action, and counter the loss of biodiversity.
The research project was conduced by COWI and researchers from the University of Southern Denmark with support from the 15. June Foundation, the Danish Nature Agency and the Aage V. Jensen Foundation.