Climate change heats up oceans: oceans as warm as never before

scientists suggest interior with new data Alarm. Always warmer oceans trigger hurricanes, and extreme weather. After the storm: The warming of the oceans, the

Climate change heats up oceans: oceans as warm as never before

scientists suggest interior with new data Alarm. Always warmer oceans trigger hurricanes, and extreme weather.

After the storm: The warming of the oceans, the number of extreme weather events photo: Carlos Barria/reuters

BEIJING Reuters | The world's seas were a recent analysis of the rise in the past year, as warm as never before since the beginning of the global recognition. The warming of the oceans due to climate change accelerate, also, warns a Team of 14 scientists from eleven institutions in different countries. The past ten years have brought the highest temperatures of the oceans since the 1950s, with the most recent five years of each of have been the warmest, it is clear from the study presented in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences.

The scientists combined her warning with a call to Action to stop climate change. The consequences were catastrophic. Rising sea temperatures have led to extreme weather events such as cyclones and heavy precipitation. Also be one of the main reasons for this is that it fires devastating the woods in Australia as well as in California and in the Amazon region come. In the seas of Oxygen, damage to fish and other living organisms threatened. Thermal expansion let the sea levels to rise.

The sea temperature up to two kilometres deep, have located in the past year to about 0.075 degrees above the average from 1981 to 2010, says the paper, which was a leader written by Cheng Lijing from the Institute of atmospheric physics (IAP) of China's Academy of Sciences (CAS). The enormous amount of energy in the Form of heat, the've put the person on climate change in the past 25 years, in the oceans, equivalent to 3.6 billion, nuclear-bomb explosions on the scale as in the Japanese Hiroshima.

The researchers took advantage of relatively new methods of the Institute, to merge the data for the warming up to 2000 meters sea depth. "It is important to understand how quickly things can change," said John Abraham, Co-author and Professor at the University of St. Thomas in the United States. "Anyone who wants to understand global warming, you must measure the warming of the Sea." So be gone, since 1970, more than 90 percent of the warming in the oceans, while only 4 percent would have heated the land surface and the atmosphere.

"global warming is real, and it's getting worse," said Abraham. "And this is just the tip of the iceberg of what is yet to come." Mankind could but do something: "We can use our energy smarter, and we can diversify our energy sources," said the researchers. "We have the Power to reduce this Problem." The seas are going to need according to the scientists for long, however, to respond to changes.

"It is important to note that the ocean warming is progressing, even if the global air temperature at the surface is at or below two degrees can be stabilized", - stated in the contribution having regard to the objectives of the Paris climate agreement. The oceans reacted much more slowly. "But the pace and extent of ocean warming and the associated risks increase with less greenhouse gas emissions, at least."

Updated Date: 14 January 2020, 10:00

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