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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:04 PM

Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates

Source: The Guardian

The heat in the world’s oceans reached a new record level in 2019, showing “irrefutable and accelerating” heating of the planet...The new analysis shows the past five years are the top five warmest years recorded in the ocean and the past 10 years are also the top 10 years on record. The amount of heat being added to the oceans is equivalent to every person on the planet running 100 microwave ovens all day and all night.

... The analysis, published in the journal Advances In Atmospheric Sciences, uses ocean data from every available source. Most data is from the 3,800 free-drifting Argo floats dispersed across the oceans, but also from torpedo-like bathythermographs dropped from ships in the past.

The results show heat increasing at an accelerating rate as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere. The rate from 1987 to 2019 is four and a half times faster than that from 1955 to 1986. The vast majority of oceans regions are showing an increase in thermal energy.

... Dan Smale, at the Marine Biological Association in the UK, and not part of the analysis team, said the methods used are state of the art and the data is the best available. “For me, the take-home message is that the heat content of the upper layers of the global ocean, particularly to 300 metre depth, is rapidly increasing, and will continue to increase as the oceans suck up more heat from the atmosphere,” he said.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/13/ocean-temperatures-hit-record-high-as-rate-of-heating-accelerates?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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BeyondGeography Jan 13 OP
Newest Reality Jan 13 #1
getagrip_already Jan 13 #2
aggiesal Jan 13 #3
Kaleva Jan 13 #4
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nitpicker Jan 14 #6

Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:16 PM

1. And so it goes...

Considering how crucial the ocean temperatures and some currents are to weather patterns, we can expect more, significant changes to come.

The microwave oven analogy really pins the tail on the climate donkey.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:49 PM

2. nothing a sharpie can't fix......

At least they will try it.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:54 PM

3. Of course nothing will get done about this ...

Conservative leaders of this world need to make money off the oceans.
Why spend money to clean up our mess?

I don't believe they grasp the irony!

IDIOTS!

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 04:02 PM

4. It's probably too late already.

I've read some reports that we'll reach the point of no return in 10 years. Given the fact that a coordinated worldwide effort to just slow down the rate of emissions looks to be impossible, it's game, set and match.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:46 PM

5. Meanwhile it snowed in DC yesterday

even though it was 60° outside. Amazing weather at the White House...just a single post of snow falling proved Climate Change is fiction.

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