Our oceans broke heat records in 2018 and the consequences are catastrophic

Posted In Climate Change, Inform
Mar
17

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Last year was the hottest ever measured, continuing an upward trend that is a direct result of manmade greenhouse gas emissions.

The key to the measurements is the oceans. Oceans absorb more than 90% of the heat that results from greenhouse gases, so if you want to measure global warming you really have to measure ocean warming…

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