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    Study: Oceans Warming Much Faster Than Estimated

    A report published in Nature yesterday shows that the world’s oceans absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously estimated between 1991 and 2016, indicating the planet is warming faster than scientists realized. For each year of the last quarter-century, oceans have taken in 150 times the amount of energy humans produce as electricity. But earlier attempts to measure the ocean’s temperature relied on an “imperfect ocean dataset,” according to researchers. An October U.N. climate report called for “rapid and unprecedented” changes to mitigate the risk of catastrophic environmental damage.

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