Ocean heat reached a record-high temperature in 2022

Ocean heat, a strong marker of climate change, reached a record high in 2022, helping to explain the ever-escalating pattern of extreme weather events of late.

Just One Ocean Is Absorbing Nearly All The Excess Heat

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 Is Starting to Lose Its Memory, Scientists Warn

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.

Warmer Oceans, more methane from seabeds

Warmer oceans can lead to large amounts of methane being released from the seabeds, which may amplify climate warming.

Oceans Break Heat Record for Third Year in a Row

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.

Our Atmosphere is Storing Energy Twice as Quickly as it did 15 Years ago

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 gives speech on climate change in a submersible

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.

Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought

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.

Oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought

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.

Warmest ocean temperature in a century recorded in California,US

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.

Rising temperatures are curbing ocean’s capacity to store carbon

Study finds large amounts of carbon dioxide, equivalent to yearly U.K. emissions, remain in surface waters.

This Might Get the World to Finally Pay Attention to Climate Change

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.