31 March 2014
Source: Business Insider
Author: Jennifer Welsh & Leslie Baehr
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) new release includes a warning that the effects of climate change on our oceans and fisheries are potentially devastating. In the summary of the report, there were a few maps detailing the impact of climate change on fisheries and ocean pH levels.
The report predicts that warming will cause high extinction rates in the tropics and semi-enclosed waters. Species will move away from the equator and fisheries catch potential is predicted to increase at mid and high latitudes.