Monday, May 20, 2024

A “shocking surprise” about the temperature of Earth’s oceans


In a shocking surprise, sea temperatures on Earth have risen rapidly in recent weeks, according to the US Washington Post, one of the indicators that surface waters have already reached their highest temperatures on record.

The paper pointed to a disturbing indication of the expected pattern of the “Neonian” phenomenon, an increase in sea surface temperature that occurs every few years due to climate change, i.e. accelerating global warming.

According to the “Washington Post,” ocean temperature monitoring data showed that in mid-March, the average surface water temperature worldwide exceeded 21 degrees Celsius (about 70 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time, except for polar waters. 1981.

The paper says this March’s data was much warmer than scientists observed at this time in 2016, when a powerful El Niño event raised the planet’s global temperature.

According to the “Washington Post”, these conditions have surprised and worried many meteorologists and climatologists, as the data indicates that, at least so far, an already very warm planet is entering an unexpected range. High temperature.

An increase in ocean temperatures means an increase in evaporation, which leads to an increase in cloud cover, which prevents sunlight from reaching the Earth’s surface and helps trap heat in the atmosphere, resulting in severe droughts and floods.

According to the “Washington Post,” climate scientists expect 2023 to be one of the hottest years on the planet and in the oceans, and they believe there is a 65 percent chance it will rank among the top five. 2022 was the sixth warmest year on Earth.

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