“Like getting into a hot tub” – Dagsavisen

“Like getting into a hot tub” – Dagsavisen

Vacation-loving Norwegians who want to relax on the Spanish coast will be in for a warm surprise. In several places the gauge dropped 30 degrees in the water yesterday.

Malvarossa Beach in Valencia yesterday saw a higher temperature in the water than it was in the air. The temperature in Barcelona was 27.3 degrees in the port, and it was much warmer nearer the land. On the coast in the city of Tarragona, meteorologists say taking a dip in the water would be like stepping into a hot tub. This is what the Spanish News Agency wrote La Vanguardia.

Temperatures along the coast in Spain are higher than anyone has ever measured in mid-July. This month, the waters in coastal Spain averaged 24.6 degrees, which is 2.2 degrees warmer than is typical for this time of year. Spain’s state meteorological agency (Aemet) reports La Vanguardia.

It will be warmer

Summer is not over yet, and the coastal waters are expected to continue to warm in the coming weeks.

– It is likely that the peak temperatures in the waters along the coast will be reached at the end of August, so the forecast is that we have another month in which temperatures will only rise, says José Luis Camacho, spokesman for Spain’s state meteorological agency.

Warmer seas provide more energy for storms, and may lead to more severe weather in the future. In addition, it threatens the world’s sea ice and glaciers, and could lead to sea level rise as salt water expands when heated, according to Watchman.

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Water absorbs greenhouse gases

More than 90 percent of the excess heat caused by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is absorbed into the sea, which leads to record heat, the Guardian writes. Since I began monitoring the world’s oceans via satellite, it has never been hotter than it is now.

Based on raw data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa), climatologists estimate that the average sea surface temperature has been 21.1 degrees since the beginning of April. This beats the previous record of 21 degrees set in 2016.

– If the current trend continues, the average temperature appears to be on track to break previous records, climate researcher and Professor Matthew England at the University of New South Wales tells the Guardian.

It could have devastating consequences for marine life

An ocean heatwave could have devastating consequences for marine wildlife and the world’s coral reefs. It can also lead to algae growth, which in turn leads to fewer species that people eat. Thus, heat can drastically change the ocean’s food web.

Rising ocean temperatures could have devastating consequences for marine life.

– We’re obviously in a climate that’s getting warm very quickly, so we’re going to see new records all the time.

Professor and climate researcher Dietmar Dominguet, at Monash University, tells the Guardian. He believes the record sea warming could mean we will also have new land temperature records later this year.

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Facts about climate change

* The average temperature on Earth is rising and is already 1.2 degrees higher than it was at the end of the 19th century.

* There is no doubt that human activity has warmed the world, as determined by the United Nations Climate Panel (IPCC) in 2021.

* Humankind’s influence on the climate is mainly due to emissions of carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases that enhance the greenhouse effect in the atmosphere.

* Emissions arise from burning coal, oil and gas, deforestation, agriculture and industrial processes. This is in addition to greenhouse gas emissions from natural sources.

* Global warming is leading to more intense heat waves, new rainfall patterns, more frequent droughts and floods in many parts of the world.

* In addition to the melting of glaciers and the sea is rising. A number of countries face increased migration risks and problems in agriculture. Many animal and plant species may eventually become extinct.

(Sources: IPCC, NASA, NOAA, Copernicus, NTB)

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