Global warming: a threat to Britain’s favourite snack

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 08:35 GMT, Apr 15, 2015 |

Fish and chips are considered as Britain’s iconic dish. But now, both are under serious threat due to the world’s warming oceans. The primary fish that’s used to make the country’s favorite snack are haddock and plaice. But the researchers have announced that the increasing temperature of sea and global warming are the risk for these British favorites.

The researchers team concluded that as the North Sea warms, species will have little capacity to move northwards to avoid warming temperatures, since habitat of a suitable depth is not available. Due to higher temperatures, many of the species studied are predicted to reduce in relative abundance. Especially, fish like haddock and plaice require the cold water of the North Sea to thrive and multiply.

Scientists have predicted that in another 87 years, planet earth will be the warmest ever. Due to warming temperatures, it’s predicted that by the year 2100, glacial volume would decline by as much as 35-85%. In the last four decades, the North Sea has warmed four times faster than the global average and further warming is predicted over the coming century. so there will be an abundance occur in distribution of the UK’s favourite fish over the next 50 years.