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Excerpts: According to the IPCC, CO2-induced global warming will be net harmful to the world's marine species. This summary examines this hypothesis for various fish species, presenting evidence in opposition to the IPCC's point of view.
Large-scale climate change causing a widening of the tropical belt and subsequent ocean warming is having a profound impact on marine species abundance patterns and community composition at a local scale in the sub-tropics. And these changes would appear to be of a positive nature
In light of all of the findings presented above, it would appear that temperature is much less of a problem for fish (if any at all) than estimated by the IPCC.