By Nick Baum
THURSDAY – 1/17/19
According to the Advances in Atmospheric Sciences Organization, a global team of scientists that measure the heat in both the air and water, published reports Wednesday that 2018 was the hottest year for our oceans recorded, the first time the oceans being recorded was 1958. “The year 2018 passed the previous record set just the year before, in 2017,” the authors of the article said, “the top five years of ocean heat have come in the last five years.”
Other scientists have published similar findings. In fact, the same group of scientists published a report last week that claimed that our oceans are warming up faster than initially thought. Responding to that report, the authors said that measuring the heat of the ocean is one the most efficient ways of tracking climate change because over 90% of the heat in greenhouse gases get absorbed into the ocean.
The claim that our oceans and also our planet are warming up is backed by other groups and panels of scientists. Some scientists have said that the stat of rising oceans has already been seen. Since 1981, an average of 29.5 millimeters of water has been to the ocean’s surface.
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