Ocean Temperature’s Increased Breaking Another Record
Studying ocean temperatures is important due to being a good indicator of the real impact of climate change.
Last year, the world’s oceans were recorded as the warmest on record for the fourth year in a row.
Scientists from 16 institutes worldwide discovered the five hottest years for oceans all occurred over the past six years and the speed that oceans are warming is significantly increasing.
The amount of heat added to the ocean’s last year is equivalent to 100 times the total global electricity generation.
Scientists say the global long-term warming trend is now so steady and robust that temperature recordings set a new record every year.
The state of Earth’s oceans can measure the world’s health. Studying ocean temperatures is important due to being a good indicator of the real impact of climate change because it is compared to air temperatures and they are less affected by seasonal changes and day-to-day weather cycles.
Oceans cover nearly three quarters of Earth’s surface and absorb the vast majority of the world’s heat.