NASA researchers have determined that for the past 25 years, Earth’s largest lakes have warmed up due to climate change. Some lakes have warmed up by as much as as 4°F (2.2°C). In some cases that is seven times faster than the air temperatures which have risen over the same period.
It’s an important find, scientists say, because lake ecology can be extremely temperature-sensitive.
“A small change in temperature can have quite a dramatic effect,”
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