The ocean temperatures are rising. What does this mean for us? How does it impact the environment? We are all aware of global warming and we have seen pictures of the impact it is having on our environment. We are still curious, what does it mean in terms of water temperature and water levels? The numbers will give us some insight to answer these questions.
OCEANS WARMED (A LOT) IN 2017
LAST FIVE YEARS HAVE SEEN THE WARMEST OCEAN TEMPS ON RECORD
A new report on ocean temperatures put together by researchers at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was just released and the news is…not good.
2017 saw the warmest ocean temperatures on record, according to the report. And the second warmest year doesn't even come close. Now, bear with some weird figures here, but in 2017, the world's oceans were 1.51 x 1022 joules (joules are a measure of heat energy) hotter than they were in 2016, which was the warmest year on record.