NASA Warns About Erosion Of Sands In World's Beaches In Protected Marine Areas
December 11, 2019
With global warming affecting every single part of the world – from forests to deserts – and now beaches. According to recent data, world’s sandy shorelines are declining in protected marine areas. This change could threaten plant and animal species and cultural heritage sites, a global survey of beaches with satellite data from NASA and the US Geological Survey shows.
Worldwide, the study found that 24 per cent of Earth’s sandy beaches are eroding, a coastline distance of almost 50,000 miles, NASA said in a statement. The view from space provided a team of scientists and engineers from the Netherlands with a more accurate picture of just how much of Earth’s shorelines are beaches.