You know how the weather is : one day blowy, next day rain. The air, the atmopshere, is full of shifting, changing things like clouds, winds and pressure systems. All cyclonic and swirling and driving and stormy.
But you know, the seas are quieter, more regular and reliable, the ocean is calm and steady, deep under the surface that gets whipped up by the winds and the hurricanes and typhoons.
You would expect the atmospheric temperatures to chop and change, just as they do on the ground. But out at sea, it’s a different matter. Slowly but surely, planetary heat imbalance would warm up the whole world ocean. Like cooking soup on the camp fire.
And to use a current meme-phrase : the data’s in. After people went to the enormous trouble of dropping thousands of floating observation stations all over the world’s oceans, the picture of what’s happening to heat in the water is becoming clearer by the day.
Although there is a significant amount of variable-ness, change-able-ness-ity in the air, down below things are more certain. The oceans are heating up. And since they take up so much more heat than the air and the land, we should really be paying attention.
This is the fingerprint of Global Warming. A very large and indelible fingerprint. We need to stop warming up the planet soon, as the heat locked into the oceans will be changing the climate for millenia to come. The longer we leave things burning, the worse it will be.