World’s oceans hottest in 2019

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  • Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020

BEIJING: The world’s oceans in 2019 were the warmest in recorded human history, a new article said. Conducted by an international team of 14 scientists from 11 institutes worldwide, the study also found that global ocean temperatures keep rising and speeding up.

According to the article published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, the global ocean temperatures in 2019 were about 0.075°C higher than the average from 1981 to 2010.To make such a tiny temperature change happen, the Earth’s oceans have absorbed a huge amount of heat equal to 3.6 billion Hiroshima atom bomb explosions, said Cheng Lijing, lead author of the article and researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.“This measured ocean warming is irrefutable and is further proof of global warming, ” Cheng said. — Xinhua

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