A new study states that the oceans all around the world have absorbed 60% more heat than it was predicted previously. The research could have major implications to fight against the changing of climate. The research study was published in Nature Wednesday, a journal, suggested that earth is exceptionally responsive to the emissions of fossil fuel than experts thought.
According to reports of NOAA also known as National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association, the oceans absorb around 90% of the excess heat which is trapped in the atmosphere of the world. Laure Resplandy, the author of the paper, has told that she along with her colleagues have discovered the oceans have absorbed excessively more heat than it was previously estimated back in a landmark study of 2014 from the IPCC, United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on climate change.
The climate scientist has claimed that the rise in the temperatures in the ocean has fueled more powerful storms and these storms are even killing off the underwater creatures such as Great Barrier Reef. The study came into being after an ill-boding report from the UN which has warned the humanity that they have just ten years in their hands to act and avoid the disastrous effect of global warming. The United Nations has even urged the governments to create far-reaching, steep and the changes that have never been seen before in every single aspect of the society.
The report by the UN also concluded that the planet is going to reach a crucial threshold of a staggering 1.5 degrees Celsius or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit which is quite above the pre-industrial levels by 2030, and this has hastened the risk of wildfires, intense drought along with a shortage of food for hundreds of millions of people all around the world. According to the researchers, between 1991 and 2016, the oceans have taken around 13 Zetta Joules of heat which is 150 times the amount of energy that is produced by the generation of electricity annually.