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Oceans were hottest on record in 2019

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Like the snowball effect, but in this case the snowball is more like a fireball.

Are we just a little past or are we way past the tipping point?

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The study authors said there was a clear link between climate-related disasters -- such as the bushfires that have ravaged southeastern Australia for months -- and warming oceans.

Which is refuted by some scientists paid by the globe's largest oil, gas and coal producers and the globe's largest oil producing states, including Trump-led US, Russia and the Gulf theocracies. As long as Trump and the GOP are in charge and as long as they continue to be supported by the big oil, gas and coal corporations and the big oil producing states, expect big oil to continue its century long control of the fossil economy.

Expect them to make extreme all or nothing defenses, make ridiculous claims like 'it's either big oil's way or no more cars', i.e. their usual A or Z, nothing in between.

Those who trust Tulsi Gabbard (the book's still out for me) should be aware she believes in climate change and questions big oil. At least for now.

Tulsi is a top leader in fighting for urgent action to address climate change

https://www.tulsigabbard.org/tulsi-gabbard-on-climate-change

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Interesting point by the article and the scientists. However, one must also study the effects of "pollution" in the ocean waters itself, the amount of pollutants that now are in the oceans from plastics to huge amounts of other waste including chemicals that react to everything from sunlight to changes in air temperature as well as waters from rivers and ocean going vessels. The massive pollution being added by tsunamis and rivers all over the world definitely must be addressed. Even volcanic activity below at the seabed as tectonic movement exposes more hot surfaces must be taken into account. All the pollutants also help the oceans absorb heat. To attribute all to carbon emissions may not be the complete picture.

We are all aware that there is global warming, but blaming humanity as we do now has more than one aspect to consider. The increase in volcanic activity to the massive fires are contributing to the pollution and the carbon emissions. However the loss of vegetation all over the world, while massive increase in animal life, especially humans and their need for food supply have increased heat absorbing surfaces on earth which in turn heat everything.

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warmed seas at an ever-increasing rate

The increasing rate is what's most worrisome

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