A team of scientists from around the world published research in the journal, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, revealing that 2018 saw the warmest ocean temperatures since global records began in 1958. But that’s not exactly a revelatory finding. It’s actually a trend. The previous warmest year on record since such data began being kept 60 years ago was 2017. In fact, the top five years in terms of ocean temps has come in the past half decade.
“The vast majority of global warming heat ends up deposited in the world’s oceans,” the authors say.”Increases in ocean heat are incontrovertible proof that the Earth is warming.”