With global warming on the rise, the poor salmon is already facing the heat, according to a new report.
An eminent panel of 11 scientists has told the Northwest Power Planning Council that the mercury has already gone up two degree Fahrenheit since 1900 and that’s 50 percent more than the global average. The resultant warmer water temperature spells doom for salmon in some places.
The researchers warns that more than 40 percent of the rivers in Ohio and Idaho will be too warm for salmon by 2090 and the situation would be even worse with the bull trout, which needs even colder water.
And this is not the only bad news. Another report claims fighting wildfires would now be a costly affair, thanks to global warming.
The University of Oregon’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment claimed that compared to the last century, 50 percent additional land would be burnt in Oregon in the 2020s.
Thinning forests can only reduce the intensity of wildfires but it can’t curb the frequency, they claimed.