The climate change has already altered the characteristics of the Baltic Sea region, reveals a recent international study. In the continuation the global warming will increasingly affect e.g. ice cover, flooding and the habitat of the region. According to the report, the worst scenario for the Baltic Sea region is worsening eutrophication situation.
The Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin (BACC II), a recently published report, takes into consideration observed climate changes for approximately the last two hundred years as well as possible changes that might occur by the year 2100. The report serves as a revision and expansion of the 2008 edition of the BACC book. The comprehensive scientific survey includes work from 141 scientists from twelve countries. The authors include 26 Finnish scientists from eight Finnish research institutions.