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Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds

Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds

Scientists say the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change because almost all the excess heat absorbed by the planet ends up stored in their waters.

A new analysis, published Thursday in the journal Science, found that the oceans are heating up 40 percent faster on average than a United Nations panel estimated five years ago. The researchers also concluded that ocean temperatures have broken records for several straight years.

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4 Takeaways from a Gathering of Mayors on Climate Change

4 Takeaways from a Gathering of Mayors on Climate Change

CHICAGO — Mayors came here by the dozens on Tuesday to voice their support for the international Paris climate accord and their displeasure with President Trump’s plan to withdraw the United States from that agreement. Their solution? They announced their own climate agreement.

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Pope Francis denounces climate change deniers

Pope Francis denounces climate change deniers

BONN, Germany — Pope Francis denounced those who deny global warming and urged negotiators at climate talks in Germany to avoid falling prey to such “perverse attitudes” and instead accelerate efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

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