The temperature of the oceans in 2019 is recognized as the highest for the entire history of observations, while it continues to rise. In a study conducted by an international team of scientists says that the last 10 years were the warmest in the entire history of observations of global ocean temperatures.
The authors published their results with a call to the people to reverse climate change. The researchers report that global ocean temperature not only increases, but the process is still accelerating. According to studies, the temperature of the ocean 2019 approximately 0.075 Celsius above the average for 1981-2010 HS years. To achieve this temperature, the ocean would have 228 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 (228 five hundred twenty six quintillion) joules of heat.
“It’s really a lot of zeros. To make it easier to understand, I did the calculation. The atomic bomb in Hiroshima exploded with an energy of about 63 000 000 000 000 joules. The amount of heat that we put into the oceans over the past 25 years, equal to 3.6 billion of the atomic bomb explosions in Hiroshima. This measured warming of the ocean is undeniable and is further proof of global warming,” said Lizzini Chang, lead author and associate Professor of the International centre of the Sciences of climate and environment at the Institute of atmospheric physics (IAP) Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
2019 broke the previous records set in previous years of global warming and its consequences are already evident in the form of more extreme weather conditions, rising sea levels and harm to ocean animals.
In addition to projections for the future, do not forget that in the North Pacific ocean is already an anomaly: in 2013-2015 it formed a giant “drop” at a temperature of 6 degrees above the temperature of the entire water in the ocean. It led to the death of marine life – from phytoplankton to zooplankton, from fish to whales. As for human casualties, then, experts warn, hot areas in the oceans can affect the formation of storms: for example, warming in the Gulf of Mexico triggered the emergence of hurricane Harvey in 2017 and hurricane Florence in 2018, which claimed the lives of dozens of people.