These Two Maps Show How Climate Change Is Destroying The Oceans

Date: March 31, 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 maps shows how the maximum catch potential of roughly 1,000 marine species will be redistributed.

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.

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