In this story, the Atlantic Ocean is heating up, and a new study finds that it is not just a recent phenomenon.
The ocean has warmed up over the past 50 years, and the average rate of warming has increased by about 0.7 degrees Fahrenheit (0.4 degrees Celsius).
In addition, scientists say the warming is accelerating.
What causes ocean warming?
The ocean absorbs more heat from the atmosphere than it can dissipate, and this heat has been trapped in the ocean for a long time.
That’s why the average global temperature is rising faster than it has in decades.
The warming is driven by the buildup of heat-trapping carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
But scientists say humans are playing a larger role.
“Our research has shown that human activities are playing an important role in the rate and intensity of warming of the ocean,” said lead author Alexander Stoehr, a researcher at the University of Miami’s Institute of Oceanography and Climate.
What is ocean heat content?
Scientists are still trying to understand what happens to heat trapped in ocean water, but it’s clear that the amount of heat trapped by the ocean is increasing.
It is a constant in the surface ocean.
In the deep ocean, the ocean absorbs a lot more heat than it is releasing, but this heat is released more slowly, so the ocean has more heat to work with.
The deeper you go in the sea, the more heat you have to work off.
This process keeps the ocean warm for longer, and scientists say it will continue to do so as we warm the planet.
In fact, scientists think the ocean could warm as much as 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of this century.
What do scientists know about warming?
Scientists say the rate of climate change is accelerating, and that it’s likely to accelerate even faster as temperatures continue to rise.
There are a number of ways the planet could warm faster, from global warming to more extreme weather events, like the heat wave that struck New York and London in the summer of 2016.
“There is a lot of uncertainty about how fast the warming will be and how much warming will happen, and we are still getting a good understanding of what that means,” said David R. Shukla, a professor of oceanography at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
“But there is a clear path for us to see the warming acceleration.”