Climate change has given Lake Superior a fever and the region’s fish and wildlife could be hit hard by rising air and water temperatures. That’s one of the conclusions of a sobering new report by the National Wildlife Federation called “Wildlife in a Warming World.”
The report examines how climate change is affecting wildlife in several regions across the U.S. The Great Lakes section of the report discusses how climate change is affecting the world’s largest source of surface freshwater. Read the report here.
Water temperatures are rising faster in Lake Superior than in any other lake in the world, according to the NWF report. That’s good for invasive species, like the sea lamprey, but bad for native species.
CBC News has a good summary of the report. Read it here.