The importance of lakes as sentinels of climate change

Some of the most dramatic evidence of climate change today is found in the planet’s lakes and reservoirs, according to three researchers from Miami University, the University of Maine and University of Alberta – Edmonton, writing in a February issue of Science magazine.

These inland waters that are important regulators in the global carbon cycle are among the natural resources threatened by climate change. As sentinels, they already are showing signs of decreased biodiversity and water quality.

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