This article discusses a study that links the loss of ice cover on lakes to climate change. New Study From UW-Madison Researcher, Others Shows Global Consequences Of Local Lake Ice Cover.
Lake Mendota in Madison has frozen, thawed and frozen over again this winter, and a new study — with help from a University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist — shows the consequences of less lake ice are much bigger than fewer games of pick-up hockey or a shorter ice fishing season.
Local lakes are highly sensitive to global temperatures, making lake ice one of the resources most threatened by climate change.
For the first time ever, scientists have provided an estimate of how many lakes across the Northern Hemisphere will lose ice cover and when.