Report warns of climate impact on UK seas

Research coalition says rising temperatures are affecting the entire marine ecosystem

Climate change is having a major impact on all parts of the UK's marine ecosystem, according to the first annual "report card" of the Marine climate change impacts partnership (MCCIP), a group of scientists, government agencies and NGOs set up to advise policymakers. The report says rising sea surface temperature is creating a significant influx of warm-water plankton and fish species into British seas. It assesses impacts in a range of areas including ocean acidification and salinity, and makes predictions of future impacts. See MCCIP report and Liberal Democrat reaction.

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