Climate change affecting Lake Tanganyika

Climate change

Lake Tanganyika. NASA

National Geographic has recently published an online article on the effects of climate change on Lake Tanganyika. Despite being the second largest freshwater lake in the world in terms of volume, Lake Tanganyika has experienced an increase in water temperatures.

Studies have found that the increase in temperature of 1 degree Celsius has resulted in 20% reduction of the lake’s biological productivity. This reduction not only affects cichlids in the lake, but also the millions of people that depend on the lake for food and fresh water. To learn more on this study, its results and the impact it will have on the lake, make sure to read the National Geographic article on climate change and its impact on Lake Tanganyika.

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