Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/06/19

Global warming may reduce fish and other sea life by 17% by the year 2100

Global warming may reduce fish and other sea life by 17% by the year 2100

“The world’s oceans will probably lose about one-sixth of their fish and other marine life by the end of the century if climate change continues on its current path, a new study says.
Every degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) that the world’s oceans warm, the total mass of sea animals is projected to drop by 5%, according to a comprehensive computer-based study by an international team of marine biologists. And that does not include effects of fishing.
If the world’s greenhouse gas emissions stay at the present rate, that means a 17% loss of biomass — the total weight of all the marine animal life — by the year 2100, according to Tuesday’s study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. But if the world reduces carbon pollution, losses can be limited to only about 5%, the study said.”

 

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Fonte: Los Angeles Times, 2019.

 


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