The ocean is hotter than ever

The ocean is hotter than ever

Wow, not so good news… Oceans are heating up, more and more. The ocean absorbs about 90% of the extra heat in the climate system resulting from global warming. But because it takes more energy to heat water than air, the surface water temperature is rising more slowly than the surface air temperature is.

I developed a few years ago some graphics (source 1, source 2) on this, which shows the trend too:

Incredible, if we imagine that heat would have solely gone into the atmosphere – where would we be now?

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