Our Oceans Are Warming Faster Than We Thought


B00Mer
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Our Oceans Are Warming Faster Than We Thought

  • Thanks to advanced study techniques, scientists have found that the ocean is warming 13 percent faster than we thought.
  • This increase could lead to sea levels rising up to 200 feet across the globe.


MUCH WORSE

It has been clear for a while that the planet is warming. Human activity has contributed to the ever-increasing release of carbon dioxide in the air, and that increased CO2 traps heat, warming the planet. A great deal of that extra heat ends up in the ocean, wreaking havoc on ecosystems and natural currents. And, as if all of this was not bad enough, new research is saying that all of this is happening at a rate thirteen percent faster than previously believed.

The new study, published in Scientific Advances, has reevaluated data collected from 1960 – 2015 regarding the temperature of the ocean. Before 2015, ocean temperature data was collected using devices called bathythermographs that recorded the data from 285 meters (935 feet) below the surface. The devices were not only limited to the depths they could travel, but were also only placed along specific shipping routes. Now, researchers collect ocean temperature data using the Argo float system. The Argo system is a global array of 3,800 floating sensors that can automatically dive to depths of up to 2,000 meters (more than 6,561 feet).

Professor of thermal and fluid sciences at the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering and a co-author of the study, John Abraham, explained the process of revising the data in an article for The Guardian. It involved correcting data bias, advanced climate models, data extrapolation, and matching and comparing to recently observed temperatures.



APPROACHING THE POINT OF NO RETURN

The results of this research were shocking. According to Abraham, “One main outcome of the study is that it shows we are warming about 13% faster than we previously thought. Not only that but the warming has accelerated.” Warmer waters lead to faster thawing of the massive ice sheets at our poles, thus contributing to rising sea levels. Vulnerable areas across the world could be subject to sea levels rising up to nearly 61 meters (200 feet).

The study also shows that the rising temperatures are spreading to deeper depths, and across greater distances. Such a disruption in the natural order leads to greater, more devastating storms across the globe.

This puts humanity even closer to a planetary life or death crossroads. The science of global climate change is clear, and public opinion has even finally caught up with reality. The time to act has long since begun. We must make major changes to the way we steward the Earth. A greater focus on renewable energy sources is just a start. We must revolutionize our collective society if we ever want to halt or reverse the damage we have done and continue to do to our home.

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Danbones
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revising the data

till it says exactly what we want
 
taxslave
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Keep changing the parameters and the ocean will be boiling in a couple of weeks.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post


APPROACHING THE POINT OF NO RETURN

OMG!!!

It's 2013 all over again!
 
DaSleeper
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I think Flossy hacked BOOmer's acount...
Al those "global warming" and "Official" threads...
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

OMG!!!

It's 2013 all over again!

That too has been revised to 2030.

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APPROACHING THE POINT OF NO RETURN

Does that mean we'll never return to earth's norm which is 100,000+/- year glaciations punctuated by interglacial periods?
 
EagleSmack
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B00Mer...

 
mentalfloss
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Yabut dat one guy in 2013! /capn morgan
 
Twila
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Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

OMG!!!

It's 2013 all over again!

You mean that those libtards predicted an ice free pole a whole half decade early after it's been frozen for 30,000 years? Those FOOLS!
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twila View Post

Great , but what are you going to do with us deplorables in fly over country as well as the criminal ,mentally unstable and drug addicted unemployable's infesting our inner cities ?
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Great , but what are you going to do with us deplorables in fly over country as well as the criminal ,mentally unstable and drug addicted unemployable's infesting our inner cities ?



Oh Oh!!
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twila View Post

UH, I hope you realize that switching methane for CO2 isn't going to help matters, because that's basically what's going on. Which is why I say this is all a scam.

I love how this article, among many others, completely ignores another recent discovery. The Mid-Atlantic ridge is FAR more active than originally thought. And when I say active, I mean miles upon miles upon miles of small volcanoes, vents, stacks and smokers. The importance of that discovery shows in the argument against volcanoes being a primary driver of climate change. The argument is that volcanic eruptions produce far less GHGs than humans. But the argument is based on volcanoes in the surface, ie; the ones we can see. But those are just a tiny fraction of the total. There are an estimated 1 million+ active sub-marine volcanoes, vents, stacks and smokers at the bottom of our world's oceans.
And to give you an idea of how potent they can be, just off one of Italy's coasts (I can't remember which sea off-hand) there's a vent in the sea floor about 1-2 feet long and a couple of inches wide that emits almost pure CO2. The area for about a mile around it (and growing) is a dead zone, completely devoid of life. There's not even any plant life. If one little vent can do that, what are a million or more of them capable of?
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

UH, I hope you realize that switching methane for CO2 isn't going to help matters, because that's basically what's going on. Which is why I say this is all a scam.

I love how this article, among many others, completely ignores another recent discovery. The Mid-Atlantic ridge is FAR more active than originally thought. And when I say active, I mean miles upon miles upon miles of small volcanoes, vents, stacks and smokers. The importance of that discovery shows in the argument against volcanoes being a primary driver of climate change. The argument is that volcanic eruptions produce far less GHGs than humans. But the argument is based on volcanoes in the surface, ie; the ones we can see. But those are just a tiny fraction of the total. There are an estimated 1 million+ active sub-marine volcanoes, vents, stacks and smokers at the bottom of our world's oceans.
And to give you an idea of how potent they can be, just off one of Italy's coasts (I can't remember which sea off-hand) there's a vent in the sea floor about 1-2 feet long and a couple of inches wide that emits almost pure CO2. The area for about a mile around it (and growing) is a dead zone, completely devoid of life. There's not even any plant life. If one little vent can do that, what are a million or more of them capable of?

The cartoon got it right. You've got it wrong. But it doesn't matter what you think. The era of coal and oil is ending. It might take a few decades, but slowly but surely green tech will replace dirty tech for the simple reason that most people prefer clean air over filth.

Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Great , but what are you going to do with us deplorables in fly over country as well as the criminal ,mentally unstable and drug addicted unemployable's infesting our inner cities ?

What has that incoherent post got to do with the topic?
 
B00Mer
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petros
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Was Florida underwater when it was warmer 550 years ago?
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

The cartoon got it right. You've got it wrong. But it doesn't matter what you think. The era of coal and oil is ending. It might take a few decades, but slowly but surely green tech will replace dirty tech for the simple reason that most people prefer clean air over filth.What has that incoherent post got to do with the topic?

You are suffering from the shumann resonance increase to 36 from the recent norm of 7.83 coming year 19% more to come. This drives the unshielded like you crazy. The compression of earth atmosphere already means increased cloud cover and rain rivers= drastic and destructive flooding and greatly reduced sun and heat. You'll burn coal or you'll die.

7:50

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbRQ3xxxqi4
 
MHz
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Where oh where could the heat be coming from?
 

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