It’s been just revealed that the world’s oceans have hit the warmest level in the recorded history back in 2019.
This has been reported by a study that provides more data that Earth is warming at an accelerated pace.
The oceans of our planet managed to reach their warmest level last year, says a study that has been published yesterday, which offers more evidence that our planet is warming at an accelerated pace.
Ocean temperatures, the warmest in the last decade
This analysis also highlighted the fact that the ocean temperatures in the last ten years have been the warmest on record, and this is showing without a doubt the massive impact of human-caused warming on Earth’s oceans.
The info also suggests that the sea-level rise, extreme weather events, and ocean acidification could be worsening as the oceans keep absorbing more and more heat.
NBCNews cites a professor of thermal sciences at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, who said that “The pace of warming has increased about 500 percent since the late 1980s.”
The same professor, John Abraham, continued and said that “The findings, to be honest, were not unexpected. Warming is continuing, it has accelerated, and it is unabated. Unless we do something significant and quickly, it’s really dire news.”
The experts found that the rate of ocean warming accelerated from 1987 to 2019 to almost 4½ times the rate of warming from 1955 to 1986.
A temperature rise of 0.075 degree Celsius
It’s been also revealed that the study said that the average ocean temperatures in 2019 were 0.075 degrees Celsius above the average that has been recorded in 1981-2019.
Even if this seems a tiny number, it’s actually enormous, according to the study’s lead author, Lijing Cheng. This amount of heat is spreading across the oceans of our planet.
Just to make things clearer, “The amount of heat we have put in the world’s oceans in the past 25 years equals to 3.6 billion Hiroshima atom bomb explosions,” Cheng stated.
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