A study released on March 10 has analyzed data taken from the latest ocean temperature measuring tech
Data accumulated from the Argo Float System (AFS) was analyzed in conjunction with data from the older and less reliable expendable Bathythermographs (XBT).
This enabled the scientists from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, to endeavor to fill the gaps in the previously less reliable data. What these scientists discovered was horrifying.
Since 1992, the globe has been warming twice as fast as it did since measurements were first available in 1960. Not only that, it is only since 1990 that the effects of global warming have reached immense depths of 700 m.
Humanity Must Act Urgently!
This means that the urgency humanity must act with is even more pertinent. The study revealed that the globe is warming 13% faster than what was previously assumed.
Since the 1980s our use of fossil fuels has increased by 40%, which is wreaking havoc on our planet. The increased carbon dioxide emissions become trapped in our atmosphere, heating up the planet.
The oceans absorb 90% of that heat, and this, in turn, leads to the melting of the ice caps, and a greater propensity for wild storms. In recent times there have been far too many “thousand-year storms” happening on a regular basis.
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