‘Hottest Year’ Story Obscures Bigger News: Ocean Warming Now Off The Charts

Untitled“Scientists have long suspected that extra ocean heat uptake has slowed the rise of global average temperatures, but the mechanism behind the hiatus remained unclear…. But the heat uptake is by no means permanent: when the trade wind strength returns to normal –- as it inevitably will –- our research suggests heat will quickly accumulate in the atmosphere. So global [surface] temperatures look set to rise rapidly….” And that, combined with current record ocean temperatures — and faster than expected warming of ocean’s surface layer — And we should anticipate even more record-smashing extreme weather than we’ve had in recent years, as we throw more fuel into an already supercharged atmosphere. But the bigger story got buried: Global warming has continued unabated in recent years.

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