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An international team of climate scientists announced that in 2019 the World’s oceans warmed to record levels in recorded history, breaking a new temperature record. This indicates that the average temperature of the Earth increases rapidly, which can lead to catastrophic consequences for the planet’s climate. About it reported in a press release on Phys.org.
The researchers studied data collected by the China Institute of atmospheric physics to determine how the water temperature at a depth of two kilometers for several decades. It turned out that in 2019, the water temperature was the highest ever recorded values. On average, the ocean was 0,075 degrees Celsius warmer than in the period 1981-2010 years.
This means that the World’s oceans over the past decade has absorbed zettajoule 228 (228 billion trillion joules) of energy, roughly equivalent to 3.6 billion of the atomic bomb explosions over Hiroshima. In 2019 was absorbed on 25 zettajoule more than in 2018.
Video, photo All from Russia.