Skip to comments.Hottest ocean temperatures in history recorded last year Ocean heating driven by human-caused climate crisis, scientists say, in sixth consecutive year record has been broken
Posted on 01/11/2022 11:43:05 PM PST by algore
Ocean heating driven by human-caused climate crisis, scientists say, in sixth consecutive year record has been broken
The world’s oceans have been set to simmer, and the heat is being cranked up. Last year saw the hottest ocean temperatures in recorded history, the sixth consecutive year that this record has been broken, according to new research.
The heating up of our oceans is being primarily driven by the human-caused climate crisis, scientists say, and represents a starkly simple indicator of global heating. While the atmosphere’s temperature is also trending sharply upwards, individual years are less likely to be record-breakers compared with the warming of the oceans.
Last year saw a heat record for the top 2,000 meters of all oceans around the world, despite an ongoing La Niña event, a periodic climatic feature that cools waters in the Pacific. The 2021 record tops a stretch of modern record-keeping that goes back to 1955. The second hottest year for oceans was 2020, while the third hottest was 2019.
“The ocean heat content is relentlessly increasing, globally, and this is a primary indicator of human-induced climate change,” said Kevin Trenberth, a climate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado and co-author of the research, published in Advances in Atmospheric Sciences.
Warmer ocean waters are helping supercharge storms, hurricanes and extreme rainfall, the paper states, which is escalating the risks of severe flooding. Heated ocean water expands and eats away at the vast Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which are collectively shedding around 1tn tons of ice a year, with both of these processes fueling sea level rise.
Oceans take up about a third of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activity, causing them to acidify. This degrades coral reefs, home to a quarter of the world’s marine life
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Thermometers show the US cooling since about 1920, but NOAA massively cools the past to create the appearance of a warming trend. These adjustments make a spectacular hockey stick of data tampering. When plotted against atmospheric CO2, the correlation is almost perfect. NOAA is tampering with the data exactly to match their theory.
NOAA Radiosonde Data Shows No Warming For 58 Years March 7, 2016
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists have found a solution to the 15-year “pause” in global warming: They “adjusted” the hiatus in warming out of the temperature record. New climate data by NOAA scientists doubles the warming trend since the late 1990s by adjusting pre-hiatus temperatures downward and inflating temperatures in more recent years.
GISS US tampering.
NOAA = Fake Science!
No way no how does the hear content of the air drive ocean temperatures up.
The density difference between liquid and gas just does not make that in any way feasible.
The sun is what warms the water, not atmospheric heat content.
The recent snow bomb cylone and upcoming polar votes says otherwise. /s
— “NOAA = Fake Science!”
I would agree, and suggest that a great deal of fake science in many arenas and topics defines one of the ills of our age.
The maximum temperature of the open ocean is determined by the laws of physics, and maxes out at around 30 degrees centigrade. All the rest is just bs, last ditch hysterics.
NOAA produces the Santa Tracker every Christmas Eve.
So there’s that.
Wow, 1955. The Earf is billions of years old, and the doom porn record keeping goes back all of 66 years.
If the activity of free market capitalism was proven to cool the earth, they still wouldn’t want it.
more global warming lies.
There’s a lot of hot air from politicians but I would like to know what the suns output has been like for the past hundred years.
Hey, I called up the Sun just an hour ago and they guaranteed me they have changed the thermostat in the last 150 million years.
Not buying into the human caused or induced bit, at all, never have.
The Earth has been experiencing climate change since climate was created and long will continue to go through natural climate change till Earth ceases to exist.
I think you mean NORAD?
The oceans are not "warming up". That is ridiculous. The mass of the ocean is beyond ordinary human comprehension. The ocean is miles deep, and covers 70% of the Earth. The amount of energy needed to budge the ocean temperature needle would be colossal. It's not happening.
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