If the water temperature rises somewhat, the risks are greatly reduced
In a scenario in which more greenhouse gases are emitted, humanity will also have to deal with the consequences of changing fish populations. According to the study, cod and lobster are at high risk. This species lives in waters near low-income countries, where the population is economically dependent on fishing.
In the other scenario, scientists took the agreements from the Paris climate agreement as their starting point. The average ocean temperature would then have risen by one to two degrees by the year 2100. In that case, the risk to almost all of marine life would be reduced (98.2 percent) or even completely eliminated.
Scientists from countries such as Canada, Germany and the Philippines participated in the research. With the Climate Risk Index, researchers hope to contribute to solutions to conserve marine animals.
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