Northern lakes at risk of losing ice cover permanently, impacting drinking water

Source: Science Daily

Close to 5,700 lakes in the Northern Hemisphere may permanently lose ice cover this century, 179 of them in the next decade, at current greenhouse gas emissions, despite a possible polar vortex this year, researchers have found. Those lakes include large bays in some of the deepest of the Great Lakes, such as Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, which could permanently become ice free by 2055.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210113120714.htm