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Fig. 1: River discharges and the biogeochemistry and productivity of coastal oceans upon climate change scenarios.


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We acknowledge support from the Millennium Science Initiative from Chile’s Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism, through both the Millennium Nucleus MUSELS (NC120086) and the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO; IC120019). Additional support from the Water Research Center for Agriculture and Mining (CRHIAM), FONDAP/CONICYT 15130015 and FONDECYT 1170065 and 1190805 is also acknowledged. The views and opinions in this paper are the product of a multi-disciplinary group discussion. The opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and not necessarily the views and opinions of their respective academic institutions.

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Vargas, C.A., Garreaud, R., Barra, R. et al. Environmental costs of water transfers. Nat Sustain 3, 408–409 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-0526-5

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