This warmer trend continues to show in both over land and ocean. Climate Central, an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists that focuses on research and reporting factual information to the public, stated in their weekly climate release that the oceans had their warmest year on record, a trend that intensifies sea level rise, coral bleaching and tropical systems, like hurricanes. The sea surface temperature was 1.19 degrees Fahrenheit above average. Land surface temperature was 2.02 degrees F.
What contributed to the warmth?
2018: The cost of weather and climate disasters.
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