Lakes around the world are getting warmer

Global trends in lake surface temperatures. NASA/JPL-Caltech

There have been several news reports of increased ocean water temperatures and the possible effect on marine life. Now there is some research that lake temperatures are also on the rise. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has found that over the last 25 years, the world’s largest lakes have been warming by as much as 4°F. Warming lakes are already experiencing water quality problems and increases in toxic algae blooms. One of the lakes being studied is Lake Tanganyika. For more information on this story, visit the National Geographic article.

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