Ocean Heat Waves Are Directly Linked to Climate Change

New York Times | Sep 24, 2020 at 8:41 PM
  • Six years ago, a huge part of the Pacific Ocean near North America quickly warmed, reaching temperatures more than 5 degrees Fahrenheit above normal.
  • Nicknamed “the blob,” it persisted for two years, with devastating impacts on marine life, including sea lions and salmon.
  • The blob was a marine heat wave, the oceanic equivalent of a deadly summer atmospheric one.