Trees are often considered the silver bullet in our fight against global warming. But recent research has indicated a need for careful consideration when we plant and has called for a more nuanced approach. Other carbon sequestering organisms are equally worthy of our protection, such as marine algae. Help Our Kelp is a Sussex Wildlife Trust project which aims to restore our once lush underwater forest, through a 300-kilometre protection zone in which trawling is largely prohibited. Sir David Attenborough has described it as “a vital win in the fight against the biodiversity and climate crises”.
Author: Cosmo Robertson Charlton
Cosmo Robertson Charlton is a final year student studying zoology at the University of Bristol. Although currently based in Bristol, he has strong connections with Sussex as Lewes is his home town. He has a keen appreciation for the natural world, being particularly interested in conservation, rewilding and positive solutions for climate change. He is currently a member of the Youth Council as part of the United Nations Association for Climate and Oceans, organising events and empowering young voices in the fight against our climate crisis.