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On current trends, climate change by century’s end will empty the oceans of nearly a fifth of all living creatures, measured by sheer weightOn current trends, climate change by century’s end will empty the oceans of nearly a fifth of all living creatures, measured by sheer weight (AFP Photo/LUIS ROBAYO)

Paris (AFP) – Climate change is set to empty the ocean of nearly a fifth of all living creatures, measured by mass, by the end of the century, researchers have calculated.

In a world that heats up three to four degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels, 17 percent of marine biomass — from minuscule plankton to 100-tonne whales — will be wiped out, they reported in the US Proceedings of the National

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