The climate crisis could cause “dramatic increases” in the frequency and intensity of lake heatwaves across the world, a new study finds.
- Daisy Dunne
Akin to a heatwave on land, “lake heatwaves” occur when a body of freshwater is subjected to unusually high temperatures for a sustained period of time.
Such events can cause severe damage to freshwater ecosystems and have been linked to the mass die-off of fish.
The new study finds that, if…