Ghost forests in coastal North Carolina

Coming soon on Community Rising.

Climate change is reshaping coastal North Carolina in a myriad of ways, and one of the most striking is the emergence of ghost forests.

As our climate warms, sea levels rise, and saltwater intrusion advances inland, the delicate balance of coastal ecosystems is disrupted.

The result is the eerie transformation of lush, vibrant forests into skeletal remnants of their former selves, populated by dead and dying trees.

Ghost forests serve as a stark testament to the urgency of addressing climate change, highlighting the pressing need for global action to mitigate its devastating effects and protect the fragile ecosystems that are falling victim to its relentless advance.