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The ocean absorbs most of the excess heat from greenhouse gas emissions, leading to rising ocean temperatures. (Photo credit: Jiang Zhu)

Tommie Experts: John Abraham’s New Research on Ocean Warming

A new analysis shows the world’s oceans were the warmest in 2019 than any other time in recorded human history, especially between the surface and a depth of 2,000 meters. The study was conducted by an international team of 14 scientists from 11 institutes across the world, including School of Engineering professor John Abraham.