Since 90% of the added heat from Climate Destabilization goes into the ocean, ocean heat content is our most basic measure of Climate Change. A new analysis found a large rise in 2019.
“The oceans are really what tells you how fast the Earth is warming,” said Prof John Abraham at the University of St Thomas, in Minnesota, US, and one of the team behind the new analysis. “Using the oceans, we see a continued, uninterrupted and accelerating warming rate of planet Earth. This is dire news.”
“We found that 2019 was not only the warmest year on record, it displayed the largest single-year increase of the entire decade, a sobering reminder that human-caused heating of our planet continues unabated,” said Prof Michael Mann,…
The results show heat increasing at an accelerating rate as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere. The rate from 1987 to 2019 is four and a half times faster than that from 1955 to 1986.
Record-Setting Ocean Warmth Continued in 2019 Image page 138
Climate Modelers from 2015 called this worst case scenario which we're acting out Socioeconomic Shared Pathway 3. "... much of what SSP3 captures, ... is fascism and nationalism and erecting of border between places.” [Leah Stokes, an energy policy researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara]
“It’s a world where, to be honest, there are a lot more pressing concerns other than climate change because it’s a world riven by conflict and instability,” he [Zeke Hausfather] said.
While the modeling effort doesn’t include the effects an unraveling climate would have on those issues, it’s not hard to imagine a vicious cycle of climate causing societal deterioration, which in turn causes climate deterioration, which in turn causes societal deterioration, on and on. [Brian Kahn]
In other words, unless we get our sh*t together, Trump/Morrison/Putin "leaders" will guarantee that ocean heat acceleration takes another bend upward in 2020.
"imagine a vicious cycle of climate causing societal deterioration, which in turn causes climate deterioration, which in turn causes societal deterioration, on and on."
--- right into Hothouse Earth.
A one way trip for several painful decades.