Danau Tertua Kedua di Dunia Menghangat

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Danau Tanganyika, Afrika

KOMPAS.com – Danau Tanganyika, danau tertua kedua dan kedua terdalam di dunia, mencapai suhu tertingginya dalam 1.500 tahun. Sejumlah peneliti mengebor lapisan sedimen di dasar danau itu untuk mencari tahu dampak perubahan iklim.

Seperti tertuang dalam laporan tim peneliti yang dipimpin geolog dari Brown University, Jessica Tierney, di dalam jurnal Nature Geoscience, suhu air permukaan Tanganyika, yakni 26 derajat celsius, merupakan suku terpanas sejak tahun 500. Pemanasan itu terakselerasi pada akhir abad ke-20.

Menghangatnya danau di Afrika tersebut mengancam industri perikanan karena produktivitas danau berkurang. Padahal, masyarakat di sekitar danau banyak bergantung pada hasil danau tersebut. (AFP/INE)

Lake Tanganyika is an African Great Lake (3° 20′ to 8° 48′ South and from 29° 5′ to 31° 15′ East). It is estimated to be the second or third largest freshwater lake in the world by volume, and the second deepest, after Lake Baikal in Siberia.[2] The lake is divided between four countries – Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Zambia, with the DRC (45%) and Tanzania (41%) possessing the majority of the lake. The water flows into the Congo River system and ultimately into the Atlantic Ocean.

One Response to Danau Tertua Kedua di Dunia Menghangat

  1. elzusandry fithri says:

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