This text examines the impact of climate change on freshwater ecosystems past present and future it especially considers the interactions between climate change and other drivers of change including hydromorphological modification nutrient loading acid deposition and contamination by toxic substances using evidence . Climate change a threat to aquatic ecosystems climate change overview click to enlarge since the last ice age around 11000 years ago the earths climate has remained relatively stable with global temperatures averaging at about 14c. Climate change can alter where species live how they interact and the timing of biological events which could fundamentally transform current ecosystems and food webs. The full text of this article hosted at iucrorg is unavailable due to technical difficulties. The impacts of climate change on freshwater resources both surface and groundwater will be one of the most important and far reaching impacts felt by individuals ecosystems and institutions
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