Study: Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought

This article discusses new research that shows that the ocean is warming much faster than thought.

A second article discusses the same ocean warming.

Scientists say the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change because almost all the excess heat absorbed by the planet ends up stored in their waters.

A new analysis, published Thursday in the journal Science, found that the oceans are heating up 40 percent faster on average than a United Nations panel estimated five years ago. The researchers also concluded that ocean temperatures have broken records for several straight years.

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