The year 2018 passed the previous record set a year ago in 2017; the top five years of ocean warmth have come in the last five years. Last year, the astonishing global warming trend of the ocean continues, which is a direct result of the warming of the planet on humans, say the authors.
Warmer oceans lead to various problems, such as sea level rise, stronger storms with heavier rainfall, coral bleaching and melting of polar ice.
An increasing amount of heat-capturing gases, like carbon dioxide, is released into the atmosphere by humans, creating an energy imbalance that leads to global warming.
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"The global average surface temperature record is heavily influenced by the weather, El Niño, and so on," Trenberth said. "The ocean warming signal is much more visible, not so loud."