Ocean temperatures will rise to their highest levels in 2021 (study) – today 24

A specialized US climate study revealed that ocean temperatures, global sea levels and greenhouse gas concentrations reached record levels in 2021.

Rick Spinrad of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who led the study, said the annual report presents compelling scientific evidence that climate change has global impacts and shows no signs of slowing.

He explained that the ocean enthalpy results are a sign that the planet is absorbing much more heat than it is releasing into space.

And he stated in the report, published by the US website “Axios”, on Thursday, that the oceans absorb the vast majority of excess heat trapped by greenhouse gases, which was also at the highest level recorded last year. .

He added that rising ocean temperatures are increasingly linked to extreme weather and climate events.

According to the report, the global mean sea level rose to a record level for the 10th consecutive year in 2021.

It noted that the global mean sea level was about 3.8 inches higher in 2021 than the 1993 average, when the satellite measurement record was released.

According to the site, the report found that the global warming trend is continuing, with 2021 among the six warmest years since records began in the mid-to-late 19th century, nearly two centuries ago.

Spinrad noted that the last seven years (2015-2021) were the warmest on record.

The report continued: “With so many societies exposed to 1,000-year floods, exceptional droughts and historic heat this year, this shows that the climate crisis is not a future threat, but something we must address today as we work to build climate change.” nation ready, and the world is resilient to extreme weather conditions.

Most Western countries have been exposed to high heat waves in recent weeks, which experts say are caused by climate changes on the planet.