Climate change warming world’s lakes at alarming rate

Climate change is warming lakes around the world at an alarming rate, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, says the largest study of its kind led by an Indian-origin researcher.

For the study spanning six continents, a total of 236 lakes, representing more than half of the world’s freshwater supply, were monitored for at least 25 years.

“We found that lakes are warming at an average of 0.34 degrees Celsius each decade all around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems,” said study lead author Sapna Sharma from York University in Toronto, Canada.

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/climate-change-warming-worlds-lakes-at-alarming-rate/article7999988.ece

Mark Gregory

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