A team of scientists reported that the oceans` average temperature in 2019 was 0.075⁰C higher in comparison to the 1981 – 2010. According to a study published in The Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, an increase of the average temperature would require nearly 228 sextillion Joules.

One of the scientists of the study compared it to an amount of energy released by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 by the US military. It exploded with an energy frame of about 63,000,000,000,000 Joules, which means 3.6 million explosions of atom bombs equal to the oceans` heat in the past 25 years or 4 Hiroshima explosions every second in the past 25 years.

However, as the rate is increasing, 5 Hiroshima atom bombs were equal to the oceans` heat in 2019.

As we are not doing anything to prevent it, the situation is getting worse. Sea levels rise due to ice melting. Marine life disappears. The high evaporation of water into the atmosphere creates powerful typhoons and hurricanes.


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