The Southern Ocean has dominated the global absorption of heat. In fact, Southern Ocean heat uptake accounts for almost all the planet's ocean warming, thereby controlling the rate of climate change.
The ocean memory decline is expected to make it significantly harder for scientists to forecast upcoming ocean dynamics. It will hinder our ability to project monsoons, marine heatwaves and periods of extreme weather, among other things.
The study finds that the amount of heat in the oceans last year broke the previous 2020 record by around 14 zettajoules. That’s equivalent to at least 20 times the entire world’s annual energy consumption.
A team from NASA and NOAA found that the Earth’s “energy imbalance” doubled between 2005 and 2019. The Earth is absorbing more energy than it was emitting.
Seychelles President Danny Faure calls for stronger protection of the oceans. During the speech he was in a manned submersible that was 400 feet below the waves, on the seabed off the outer islands of the Seychelles.
Ocean heating is critical marker of climate change because an estimated 93 percent of the excess solar energy trapped by greenhouse gases accumulates in the world's oceans.
Since 1991, the world's oceans have absorbed an amount of heat energy each year that is 150 times the energy humans produce as electricity annually, according to a new study.
Daily data collection by the shore stations program at the Scripps Institute, part of University of California San Diego, have recorded the warmest sea temperatures in nearly a century.
Study finds large amounts of carbon dioxide, equivalent to yearly U.K. emissions, remain in surface waters.
Six British warships stationed in the Persian Gulf are breaking down because the water is too hot. When the ships' turbines get overheated, they can't generate as much energy, resulting in electrical failures.