That might sounds alarmist, but the metaphor was elucidated simply by the study's lead author, Lijing Cheng, an associate professor at the International Center for Climate and Environmental Sciences at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Researchers say they are particularly concerned about the Southern Ocean warming and it's affects on the Antarctic Ice Shelves.
Out of this analysis, they found that over the past 60 years, the more recent warming was about 450 per cent that of the earlier warming, which reflected a huge increase in the rate of climate change globally. Researchers found that world oceans reached their warmest level in 2019, amid 5 years that were the warmest 5 for oceans on record and 10 years that were warmest 10. As such, scientists warn that the ocean will likely continue to warm even if carbon emissions are reduced and global warming is slowed.
"There are no reasonable alternatives aside from the human emissions of heat trapping gases to explain this heating", Cheng said.More news: Amazon boss Jeff Bezos arrives in India as local traders plan protests
"The key to answering this question is in the oceans - that's where the vast majority of heat ends up".
That means that the ocean - which absorbs nearly all of the greenhouse gases humans spew into the atmosphere - has taken in 228 sextillian (228,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) joules of heat above its average, according to a statement.
The study, published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, said that previous year the ocean was 0.075 Celsius hotter than the historical average between 1981-2010.
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The info also suggests that the sea-level rise, extreme weather events, and ocean acidification could be worsening as the oceans keep absorbing more and more heat.
To analyze temperature changes in the oceans, Cheng and the team used all of the available data - measured from a number of different devices, including 3,800 drifting so-called Argo floats scattered across the oceans - published by the World Ocean Database and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Global warming has led to waves of ocean heat in the Tasman Sea and other regions.
The researchers also compared the 1987 to 2019 data recording period to the 1955 to 1986 period.
A major effect has been marine heat waves causing a dramatic loss of marine life-everything from phytoplankton to whales, and at least 100 million cod, researchers say. "The blob is documented to have caused major loss of marine life, from phytoplankton to zooplankton to fish - including a 100 million cod - to marine animals, such as whales".More news: Red Sox officially part ways with Alex Cora