Dramatic Warming In The North Atlantic Since 2016! It’s Now Almost As Warm As 1890!

Sea surface temperatures in the subpolar North Atlantic increased by nearly 1°C from 2015 to 2018 according to a new study (Desbruyères et al., 2021). As of 2020, this region is now almost as hot as it was in 2007,  1930, and 1890 (Birkel et al., 2018).

dramatic warming in the north atlantic since 2016 its now almost as warm as 1890

Image Source: Desbruyères et al., 2021

dramatic warming in the north atlantic since 2016 its now almost as warm as 1890 1

Image Source: Birkel et al., 2018

For an even longer-term perspective, it would appear this region is now colder than just about any other period in the last 7000 years (Orme et al., 2018).

dramatic warming in the north atlantic since 2016 its now almost as warm as 1890 2

Image Source: Orme et al., 2018

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