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Bad news from the deepest parts of the oceans.

A new study measuring the temperature of the Atlantic’s water at depths of several thousand meters shows that warming is already visible in its deepest parts. And a temperature increase of 0.02-0.04 degrees means a huge increase in heat stored in the water.

The oceans absorb most of the extra heat that remains on Earth due to global warming. We consider it a kind of safety cushion because it makes the temperature of the atmosphere rise more slowly. Unfortunately, it also has serious consequences for marine life and ocean currents. A new study off the coast of Uruguay shows that over the past decade, at a depth of about 4,800 meters, the temperature has increased by about 0.02-0.04 degrees Celsius. Warming oceans have many negative consequences. Contributes to sea-level rise. Temperature changes can also be fatal to marine organisms, especially those that cannot migrate to cooler regions.

Studying the temperature at such depths is difficult, and scientists argue that more of them are needed to understand well the trend and the phenomena occurring in the depths.