Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second

Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second
 

Global warming has heated the oceans by the equivalent of one atomic bomb explosion per second for the past 150 years, according to analysis of new research.
More than 90% of the heat trapped by humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions has been absorbed by the seas, with just a few per cent heating the air, land and ice caps respectively. The vast amount of energy being added to the oceans drives sea-level rise and enables hurricanes and typhoons to become more intense.
Much of the heat has been stored in the ocean depths but measurements here only began in recent decades and existing estimates... read more

 
7 January 2019 in Science &Technology, Views: 67
Source: Guardian
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