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Estuaries are warming at twice the rate of oceans and atmosphere

Estuaries on the south-east coast of Australia are warming at twice the rate of oceans and the atmosphere, a new study has found. Researchers say the apparent accelerated impact from climate change on estuaries could adversely affect economic activity and ecological biodiversity in rivers and lakes worldwide. Dr. Elliot Scanes from the University of Sydney said: "Our research shows that estuaries are particularly vulnerable to a warming environment. This is a concern not only for the marine and bird life that rely on them but the millions of people who depend on rivers, lakes and lagoons for their livelihoods around the world."  Read more....

 

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