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Climate change causes fish migrations

Climate change is causing key species of fish to migrate out of tropical waters toward Polar Regions according to a study published in Nature Climate Change.

The study by researchers from Rutgers University, Princeton University, Yale University and Arizona State University raises concerns that the impact of these migrations will have a particular impact on poorer parts of the world that rely on these species as an important food source.  As marine biologist Malin Pinsky points out:

“Natural resources like fish are being pushed around by climate change, and that changes who gets access to them.”

Yet again, the wealthy countries that have some agency to slow and eventually reverse climate change turn out to be the temporary beneficiaries of its impact.  Unfortunately, by the time the lives of people in the developed countries are affected it will be far too late.

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