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Declaration of the World Aquatic Sciences Societies on the Climate Impact Caused by Humanity

Aquatic resources around the world are under the greatest threat in all of human history. Man-made climate change is accelerating the degradation of aquatic ecosystems and the services they provide to society as a whole. In this alarming context, a total of 110 scientific organizations bringing together nearly 80,000 scientists from around the world have supported the Declaration of the World Aquatic Sciences Societies on the need to take urgent action against climate change caused by human activity in order to protect the seriously threatened aquatic systems around the planet.

Among the entities that have supported the Declaration Iberian Association of Limnology is one of them, which involves a large number of experts from various faculties and centers of the UB, as well as the Biodiversity Research Institute (IRBio) and of the UB Water Institute (IdRA). The Iberian Limnology Association is chaired by Núria Bonada, professor of the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the UB Faculty of Biology, member of the IRBio and head of the Freshwater Ecology, Hydrology and Management Research Group ( FEHM) of the University of Barcelona, ​​and has as secretary Biel Obrador, professor of the mentioned Department and also member of the FEMH and the IRBio.

The Declaration of the World Aquatic Sciences Societies, released on Monday, September 14, has been promoted by the American Fisheries Society (AFS). This paper summarizes the key scientific findings that warn of the effects of climate change on aquatic ecosystems, and notes the urgency of promoting concerted climate actions on a global scale to prevent a serious environmental and humanitarian crisis with repercussions around the planet. Specifically, these studies provide scientific evidence of the effects currently taking place and detail why world leaders and all of humanity must work together to drive coordinated action and thus mitigate these impacts on aquatic ecosystems around the planet.

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Statement of World Aquatic Scientific Societies on the Need to Take Urgent Action against Human-Caused Climate Change, Based on Scientific Evidence



Declaration, based on scientific evidence, of the World Societies of Aquatic Sciences on the need to take urgent action against climate change caused by humanity (PDF document in Spanish)