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Global warming was the reason behind NASA launching OCO-2 around Earth and global warming, unfortunately, isn’t receiving the attention it deserves. It was revealed that the Gulf of Maine waters are heating up because of global warming and something needs to be done about it, immediately.
Scientists have revealed that the Gulf of Maine waters area heating up faster than the waters of the world’s oceans, which could lead to the disappearance of almost all of the aquatic life in the gulf.
It’s already beginning to happen, as cod, herring and shrimp are leaving the Golf of Maine waters for colder waters, up in the north.
The Gulf of Maine Waters are Getting Hot
Until the year 2004, the temperatures in the Gulf were increasing by 0.05 degrees a year, but after 2004 the pace accelerated greatly, about 10 times faster and the main and large reason behind it is global warming.
NOAA have reported that half of 36 fish stocks have been moving northward in the past 40 years. Puffins have started to starve and die because herring is no longer found in abundance in the Gulf of Maine waters. Scallops are also dying because of the increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which affects the water of the Gulf.
These climate changes aren’t just threatening the waters and the life in them, they are threatening an industry which is valued at more than $1 billion every year. Three U.S. states are going to be affected if the fish in the Gulf of Maine disappears.
What are your thoughts on the fact that the Gulf of Maine waters area heating up? Do you care about global warming? Did you think it wouldn’t affect you? Share your thoughts on this matter in the comment section below.