Does the farming revolution mitigate climate change impacts or make them even worse?
Monday, November 19, 2018, 10:30 (GMT + 9)
As part of the series Ocean Shock, an investigation carried out by Reuters on climate change impact on sea creatures and the people who depend on them has revealed the devastating effect of aquaculture in Borneo.
Different topics that Reuters has researched around the world and can be read on their website. (Photo: Reuters / Ocean Shock)
The study shows that the area that was home to mangroves, saltwater-loving trees that anchor a web of life stretching from fish larvae hatching in the cradle of their underwater roots to the hornbills squawking at their crown, had been cleared. Now the trees' benevolent presence was gone, in their place a swath of stripped soil littered with felled trunks as gray as fossils.
A Malaysian firm has bulldozed swaths of mangroves in the Tombonuo's homeland in northern Borneo to make space for plastic-lined ponds filled with milli... FULL STORY