Indian Ocean storing up heat from global warming, says study
Ocean has seen an unprecedented rise in heat content over the past decade due to a transfer of heat from Pacific Ocean, reports Climate Central
The world’s oceans are playing a game of hot potato with the excess heat trapped by greenhouse gas emissions.
“This is a really important study as it resolves how Pacific Ocean variability has led to the warming slowdown without storing excess ocean heat locally,” Matthew
England, a professor at the University of New South Wales, said. “This resolves a long-standing debate about how the Pacific has led to a warming slowdown when total heat content in that basin has not changed significantly.”