This article discusses 5 Things to Know About Rapid Ocean Warming. Emissions will need to be cut faster and deeper.
A new study by scientists in the United States, China, France, and Germany estimates that the world’s oceans have absorbed much more excess heat from human-induced climate change than researchers had estimated up to now. This finding suggests that global warming may be even more advanced than previously thought. Atmospheric scientist Scott Denning explains how the new report arrived at this result and what it implies about the pace of climate change.