2019:  Warmest Year on Record for Oceans

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2019: Warmest Year on Record for Oceans

The total heat content of the world’s oceans (OHC) in 2019 was the warmest in recorded human history, according to a paper published in Advances in Atmospheric Sciences. More than 90% of the increasing heat from human-caused global warming accumulates in the ocean because of its large heat capacity. “We found that 2019 was not only the warmest year on record, it displayed the largest single-year increase of the entire decade, a sobering reminder that human-caused heating of our planet continues unabated,” said Penn State’s Dr. Michael Mann, one of…

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