Friday September 1, 2023

The Hill

Climate change drove ocean temperatures to record heights this summer.

But in a rare piece of good climate news, a study released Thursday suggests that the global fisheries that feed much of the world seem to have weathered heat waves well. 

“While [fish populations] are changing in response to climate change, we don’t see evidence that marine heat waves are wiping out fisheries,” Alexa Fredston of Rutgers University, lead author of the study published in Nature, said in a statement.

There’s a big caveat: Fredston’s team looked at heat waves that happened between 1993 and 2019, so the study has little to say about the impact of rising temperatures since then.

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