Ocean Temperatures Continue to Hit Record Highs

More bad news on Global Warming. The oceans continue to reach record high temperatures. Here’s an excerpt from the article written by 20 scientists from 13 different institutes around the globe.

“Over 90% of the excess heat due to global warming is absorbed by the oceans, so ocean warming is a direct indicator of global warming — the warming we have measured paints a picture of long-term global warming,” said Lijing Cheng, lead paper author and associate professor with the International Center for Climate and Environmental Sciences at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Cheng is also affiliated with CAS’s Center for Ocean Mega-Science. “However, due to the ocean’s delayed response to global warming, the trends of ocean change will persist at least for several decades, so societies need to adapt to the now unavoidable consequences of our unabated warming. But there is still time to take action and reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases.”

You can see the complete article here: https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-01/ioap-uot011021.php

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