Global warming: No more fish and chips?

There’s plenty of news about climate change, and almost all of it is bad, but people sometimes conceptualize it as something that doesn’t affect them–it’s about polar bears and people in Africa, right? Well, this article from Summit County Citizens’ Voice shows you just one of the many ways climate change may come home to you: on your plate at your favorite English-style pub. Great article, thanks Bob Berwyn as always.

Summit County Citizens Voice

Huge changes projected for North Sea fisheries

A map from the new University of British Columbia study shows the current distribution of species richness based on data going back to the 1950s. A map from the new University of British Columbia study shows the current distribution of species richness based on data going back to the 1950s.

Staff Report

FRISCO — Numerous studies have tracked how global warming will affect the distribution of fish, with cold-loving species shifting to higher latitudes. That means popular North Sea fish such as haddock, plaice and lemon sole will become less common, according to UK scientists.

In a new study published in Nature Climate Change, the researchers pointed out that, in the last 40 years, the North Sea has warmed four times faster than the global average.

“We will see a real changing of the guard in the next few decades,” said University of Exeter researcher Dr. Steve Simpson. “Our models predict cold water species will be squeezed out, with warmer water fish likely to take their place. For…

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