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Climate crisis to supercharge ‘lethal’ lake heatwaves, study says

Rising emissions will drive longer and hotter lake heatwaves, which have been linked to the mass die-off of fish, scientist says

The climate crisis could cause “dramatic increases” in the frequency and intensity of lake heatwaves across the world, a new study finds.

  • Daisy Dunne
  • Independent

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…

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