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World’s oceans are heating up at quickening pace

World’s oceans are heating up at quickening pace

In fact, the Earth's oceans are warming 40% faster than that United Nations panel predicted, according to new analysis published Thursday in the journal Science.

For the new study, scientists used data collected by a high-tech ocean observing system called Argo, an worldwide network of more than 3,000 robotic floats that continuously measure the temperature and salinityof the water. "In fact, the ocean is saving us from massive warming right now". Researchers said this showed that, contrary to the claims of some sceptics, the world was warming at a...

"Ocean heating is a very important indicator of climate change, and we have robust evidence that it is warming more rapidly than we thought", said co-author Zeke Hausfather, a graduate student in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley.

The four studies, published between 2014 and 2017, provide better estimates of past trends in ocean heat content by correcting for discrepancies between different types of ocean temperature measurements and by better accounting for gaps in measurements over time or location.

A key factor in the more accurate numbers is an ocean monitoring fleet called Argo, which includes almost 4,000 floating robots that "drift throughout the world's oceans, every few days diving to a depth of 2,000 meters (yards) and measuring the ocean's temperature, pH, salinity and other bits of information as they rise back up", said the report. The Science study sums up some of the catastrophic impacts of warming oceans in one alarming list, which includes "rainfall intensity, rising sea levels, the destruction of coral reefs, declining ocean oxygen levels, and declines in ice sheets; glaciers; and ice caps in the polar regions".

If the targets of the Paris deal to hold warming to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius, or preferably 1.5C can be met, however, expected damage by 2100 could be halved, Cheng said.

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About 93 percent of the mainly through the burning of fossil fuels in addition to heat generated will be so far absorbed by the oceans.

Another study report from the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service had revealed that 2018 was the fourth warmest year, in terms of global surface temperatures, in records dating back to the 19th century.

The planet's oceans are warming a lot quicker than estimated, highlighting the perils of unchecked climate change, according to a new study.

Ocean temperatures are increasing faster than scientists previously thought, according to new research.

Lijing Cheng also told Reuters that "records for ocean warming had been broken nearly yearly since 2000". "And so the first outcome will be that sea level will be different in different places depending on the warming". Warm oceans will also increase the moisture in the atmosphere which will induce powerful storms like Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Harvey.


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