According to the study, this figure increased by 14 setajols per year. World power consumption is approximately 0.5 Ctz. According to scientists, rising ocean temperatures are an important indicator of climate change.
“Ocean heat levels are steadily rising, which is the primary indicator of human-induced climate change,” said Kevin Trenbert, one of the authors and researcher.
According to the study, the highest increase was in the Atlantic Ocean and the southern hemisphere. Scientists are increasingly concerned about the rise of the La Nina phenomenon last year, which is causing the oceans to generally warmer.
Rising ocean temperatures are having a number of adverse effects. It contributes to the frequent occurrence of hurricanes, heavy storms and heavy rainfall. High temperatures threaten many marine life, such as coral reefs.
“It should also be noted that the oceans absorb about a third of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activity, but heat reduces this ability, leaving more CO2 in the atmosphere,” said Simona Simoneselli of the Italian Institute of Geophysics (INGV).
Italian scientists point out that water in the Mediterranean Sea is also warming rapidly. After examining this value, the amount of heat reached its maximum in 2021.
At the same time, the researchers measured the average temperature at different depths. They found that the deep water began to heat up rapidly. Between 1999 and 2021, water temperatures rose by an average of 0.6 degrees.