North Sea, United Kingdom
- Cold water animals are being forced to move to colder waters and warm water animals are moving to places that were previously too cold for them
- There are diseases being found in waters that scientists thought were too cold to handle them
- Coral is slowly loosing its color as water temperatures raise above the temperature that coral can handle
- Crop and livestock productivity is declining because of high temperatures and stress caused by drought
- Areas that normally rely on rain fall for agriculture are now requiring irrigation
- Planting and harvesting is delayed due to shifting seasonal rain patterns
- Primary growing temperatures are shifting to higher latitudes, causing lower latitude areas less productive
- Warmer waters pose a threat for human consumption of fish, like increased risk of infectious diseases
Future climate change will intensify the effects on all aspects of the marine ecosystems. It is expected that within 85 years, the average surface temperature will rise as much as 5.4 degrees. If this happens, North Sea plankton will start blooming even earlier.
European global warming solutions include binding national commitments to reduce emissions, the EUs emission trading scheme, and support for its renewable energy and energy efficiency industries.