Climate scientists published a new report in Science with new data to confirm global warming. Since 2000 more than 1,800 technology-packed floats were deployed in oceans worldwide to measure temperature and other readings. Satellite gauging of ocean levels, which rise both from meltwater and as the sea warms and expands, also supplemented the data.
The data suggests that the heat exchange between Earth and space is seriously out of balance. Researchers calculated that for every square meter of surface area, our plant is absorbing almost one watt more sun energy than it's radiating back into space.
The Science study said the excess energy stored in the oceans means a 1-degree Fahrenheit (0.56 degrees Celsius) rise in atmospheric temperatures is already "in the pipeline." This agrees with findings of U.S. government climate modelers reported last month.