Earth’s oceans are the hottest on record

What does this mean for the planet?

Global warming
In this 2015 file photo, fish swim over a patch of bleached coral in Hawaii's Kaneohe Bay off the island of Oahu. Warmer water is repeatedly causing mass global bleaching events to Earth's fragile coral reefs.
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A recent paper in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences finds that the Earth’s oceans are the hottest they’ve ever been on record.

University of St. Thomas professor John Abraham is one of the authors of that paper and breaks down what this could mean for the planet and the state.

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