Oceans Warming Faster Than Predicted, Scientists Say

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The oceans are warming faster than previously estimated, setting a new temperature record in 2018 in a trend that is damaging marine life, scientists said on Thursday. New measurements, aided by an international network of 3,900 floats deployed in the oceans since 2000, showed more warming since 1971 than … [Read more...]

New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Has Accelerated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYnReLNLAZ0 Global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data. This acceleration, driven mainly by increased melting in Greenland and Antarctica, has the potential to double the total sea level rise projected by 2100 … [Read more...]

Pacific Ocean Is Abnormally Warm But Don’t Panic Yet

The Pacific Ocean is warm. Very warm. Last week, NOAA's U.S. Climate Prediction Center announced temperatures reached 3 degrees Celsius (5.6 Fahrenheit) above normal in a key section of the Pacific called Nino 3.4, touching off a Twitter typhoon among some El Nino watchers alarmed that they were so high. Monday, the agency said readings had edged up to 3.1 … [Read more...]

NOAA UPDATE On Record Breaking High Ocean Temperatures

According to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this summer most of the world's oceans witnessed record warm temperatures. NOAA says that the average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces during August 2013 was 0.62°C (1.12°F) above the 20th century average, tying with 2005 as the fourth highest for August since records began … [Read more...]

Deep Ocean To Resolve Human Role In Global Warming

By Gerard Wynn LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The world's oceans have absorbed more than 90 percent of global warming since the mid-20th century, making accurate measurements of deep ocean temperatures vital to predicting how much global temperatures and sea levels are going to rise. In 1999, a group of 30 countries launched the Argo programme as the first global, subsurface … [Read more...]