The Oceans Are Warming Faster Than We Thought

Jan 2016
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37,814
Colorado
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Rather important science story:

Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought: Recent observations show ocean heating in line with climate change models

This was also a front page story in The New York Times today, with the article titled "Ocean Temperatures Rising Faster, As Are Fears". The sub-title: "A Catastrophic Impact on Marine Life, Coral Reefs and Weather".

As if that is not enough, a recent issue of the British science journal Nature (December 8, 2018) has an article warning that "Global Warming Will Happen Faster Than We Think", and outlines three main reasons for this: (1) still-rising greenhouse gas emissions; (2) reductions in sulfur dioxide and aerosol pollutants, which is good for human health, but has the effect of accelerating global warming; and (3) a natural warming phase related to the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation. [I could add some other reasons that have been discussed lately in the Science/Technology forum.]

A shame we do not have a President who would focus on the REAL threat to American national security stemming from rapid climate change, rather than a mythical invasion of terrorists from the South.
 

Blueneck

Former Staff
Jun 2007
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37,792
Ohio
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What's sad about this is if we'd have cut back 20 years ago when this first became an issue, we could have done it much more conservatively than we will if we keep ignoring it.

The draconian energy restrictions people have been so afraid of are going to be a real thing simply because we allowed our fears to caused us to delay action.
 
Apr 2012
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5,369
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Rather important science story:

Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought: Recent observations show ocean heating in line with climate change models

This was also a front page story in The New York Times today, with the article titled "Ocean Temperatures Rising Faster, As Are Fears". The sub-title: "A Catastrophic Impact on Marine Life, Coral Reefs and Weather".

As if that is not enough, a recent issue of the British science journal Nature (December 8, 2018) has an article warning that "Global Warming Will Happen Faster Than We Think", and outlines three main reasons for this: (1) still-rising greenhouse gas emissions; (2) reductions in sulfur dioxide and aerosol pollutants, which is good for human health, but has the effect of accelerating global warming; and (3) a natural warming phase related to the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation. [I could add some other reasons that have been discussed lately in the Science/Technology forum.]

A shame we do not have a President who would focus on the REAL threat to American national security stemming from rapid climate change, rather than a mythical invasion of terrorists from the South.
More projections that will not happen. This is more of the lies we have been hearing for decades that never happens