Research: Ocean temperature hit record highs

The oceans are the clearest measure of the climate, as it absorbs more than 90% of the heat

that are released when burning fossil fuels, destroying forests and other human activities.

New analysis shows that over the past fiveyears, the water in the oceans was warmer than ever before. In addition, temperature in the oceans has been breaking records for ten years. The analysis uses ocean data from all available sources. Most of the data comes from 3,800 freely drifting buoys scattered across the oceans, as well as torpedo bathothermographs.

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The results obtained indicate thatas greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere, the ocean is warming rapidly. The speed of this process from 1987 to 2019 was 4.5 times faster than from 1955 to 1986. In the vast majority of oceanic regions, an increase in thermal energy is observed.

These changes lead to stronger storms andmore extreme weather conditions, researchers note. In addition, they suggest that by the end of the century, sea level will rise by about a meter, which will lead to the displacement of 150 million people around the world.