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The hotspots have formed alongside ocean currents that wash the east coast of the major continents and their warming proceeds at a rate far exceeding the average rate of ocean surface warming, according to an international science team whose work was recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
with a combination of multi-national ocean watch systems and computer simulations we have been able to reconstruct an ocean history in which warming over the past century is 2-3 times faster than the global average ocean warming rate," says Dr Cai, a climate scientist at CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Research Flagship.
An analysis indicates that the warm, powerful currents that flow along the western edges of ocean basins warmed more than twice as quickly as the global ocean as a whole over the past century. This enhanced warming could have important effects on climate because these currents affect the air-sea exchange of heat, moisture and carbon dioxide.
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by Hellas
That thread linked to a site with no data to back up claims. The thread is a joke.
It occasionally snows in the Sahara. I wonder at what elevation this short lived snowfall occurred. Most likely up in the mountains.
All legitimate sources show we are in an accelerating trend of global warming. It is foolish to ignore this reality.