Evaluate the impact of issues raised in the article.http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2011/04/18/3192585.htm?topic=

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The article is fairly persuasive in its idea that warming of the Earth's waters could hold profound impacts on fish and other marine organisms.  The global interdependence of any change in an ecosystem holding connection to other elements within it is demonstrated.  The article's impact is to speak to a potential danger of global warming.  If the Earth's temperature increases even in the slightest, this disrupts the ecological balance of the fish and they will either migrate beyond their comfort zone, stop growing, or even die out entirely.  The article's suggestion that cooler waters helped the fish live is a relevant evidential claim that supports the idea that global warming can carry profound impacts that might not have been fully grasped.  In the end, the article's impact is that it proves supportive of the side in the global warming debate that argues the validity of the problem.

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