Global Warming: Sea temperatures calculated wrong, worse climate change may haunt
New Delhi : The scientists have spotted a major mistake in recording the sea temperatures, claiming that the temperature has been rising way more than the recorded data, leading to worse global warming situation than already imagined. Global warming may be worse than we thought, claims a new study.
The study has raised doubts over the ways researchers have worked out the sea temperatures until now, suggesting that the sea temperature rose much faster than suggested earlier.
The methodology widely used to understand sea temperatures in the scientific community may be based on a mistake, the new study suggests, and so our understanding of climate change might be fundamentally flawed.
As per findings, it has been learned that around 100 million years ago, the oceans were much cooler than we know. This means all the calculatons which have been done so far have given a faulty data.
Until now, the scientists do calculation to a temperature which is 15 degree warmer than what the study suggests it was 100 million years ago.
"If we are right, our study challenges decades of paleoclimate research," said Anders Meibom, the head of EPFL's Laboratory for Biological Geochemistry and a professor at the University of Lausanne.
"Oceans cover 70% of our planet. They play a key role in the earth's climate. Knowing the extent to which their temperatures have varied over geological time is crucial if we are to gain a fuller understanding of how they behave and to predict the consequences of current climate change more accurately."