Earth’s Oceans have Absorbed 60 Percent More Heat Per Year than Previously Thought

Friday, Nov 2, 2018

Since 1991, the world's oceans have absorbed an amount of heat energy each year that is 150 times greater than the energy humans produce as electricity annually, suggesting that Earth is more sensitive to fossil-fuel emissions than we knew, according to a study by Princeton and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers. The study, published in the journal Nature, was led by AOS Faculty Member Laure Resplandy, assistant professor of geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)John Dunne, a GFDL research oceanographer, is among the study's coauthors.

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