NASA: World’s Largest Lakes are Warming

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What’s one major sign the world is warming? The world’s large bodies of water are warming.

In a first-of-its-kind study, NASA has now concluded that the world’s largest lakes have been steadily warming over the past 25 years. Yep, no surprise to us science realists.

“The researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, reported an average warming rate of 0.45 degrees Celsius (0.81 degrees Fahrenheit) per decade, with some lakes warming as much as 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) per decade,” Planetsave’s Joshua S Hill reports.

The study was published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. “The results have implications for lake ecosystems, which can be adversely affected by even small water temperature changes,” lead author Phillipp Schneider said.

The largest and most consistent warming was identified in northern Europe. As would be expected based on what climate scientists have been telling us for decades, “warming was weaker in the tropics and in the mid-latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere.”

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