(Ocean/Climate Change) This chart shows how much the ocean is warming (Katharina Buchholz, WEF)

  • In 2020, global ocean surface temperatures were 0.76 degrees Celsius higher than the average temperature for the past one hundred years.
  • While the annual divergence fluctuates, with some years hotter and others cooler, there is a definite upward trend, visible in the data.
  • Continuing global warming is set to increase the strength, frequency, spatial extent and duration of extreme weather events.