How do we measure sustainable development? Two new indexes, two very different views
The oceans are heating up. That's a big problem on a blue planet
The extra heat that our greenhouse gases trap is actually absorbed by the oceans. That means that the upper few meters of the sea have been steadily warming more than a tenth of a degree celsius per decade, a figure that’s accelerating. When you think of the volume of water that represents, and then try to imagine the energy necessary to raise its temperature, you get an idea of the blowtorch that our civilization has become.
The Horrors of the Ancient Hothouse — Hydrogen Sulfide in the World’s Warming Oceans