Ocean Warming Rates for 5 Atomic Bombs per Second, As Per New Study

After a close examination of information gathered from the 1059s to 2019, a new study resurfaces. As an international team of researchers stated, the temperature of the oceans last year was 0.075 degrees Celsius, much higher than the 1981-2010 period.

Such a thing may not appear as a threat or something. However, given the immense mass of the oceans, any growth would need a tremendous inrush of heat, somewhere about 228 sextillion Joules’ worth, according to the study.

Ocean warming makes up for 5 atomic bombs per second

One of the researchers did the calculations and then placed the results into an unstable frame of reference – by relating it to the quantity of energy drooped by the 1945’s atomic bomb from Hiroshima.

“The Hiroshima atom-bomb exploded with an energy of about 63,000,000,000,000 Jules,” explained Lijing Cheng from a Chinese Institute of Science.

That equalizes out to four Hiroshima bombs’ value of energy getting into the oceans every second for the last 25 years. However, more threatening is the level that rises at a violent rate. Cheng added: “The amount of heat we have put in the world’s oceans in the past 25 years equals to 3.6 billion Hiroshima atom-bomb explosions.”

Ocean warming Vs. Hiroshima atomic bomb

Back in 2019, ocean warming was equal to “about five Hiroshima bombs of heat, every second, day and night, 365 days a year,” detailed John Abraham, the study author, for Vice.

If the comparison with the atomic bombs is too harsh, we should imagine dropping 100 hairdryers steadily in the ocean by every person on Earth.

Moreover, ice is melting quicker, bringing a change to the sea levels. The marine life is sadly finding its end because they can’t adapt accurately. Even the rise in the quantity of water evaporating into the atmosphere due to the warmness is negatively affecting Earth.

Wendy Chang

Wendy Chang

Wendy Chang was a reporter for Bleebot, covering news stories such as emerging technologies and gaming pieces.

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