The first line of the articles says it simply;

The global ocean hit a new record temperature of 21.1 ºC in early April, 0.1 ºC higher than the last record in March 2016.” – Nature

They also point out the more worrisome fact that this increase is in line with the projections for climate change. The temperature does not rise linearly. Seasons and climate cycles like El Nino can create deviations that take years to sweep through the climate; but the trend is hotter. The more temporary multi-year cycles can exceed the yearly trend, but they are useful because they’ve shown us how changing heat changes storms and their intensity, as well as how they change life. Sorry that there’s no listed bit of optimism. As long as we’re polluting the air, the oceans will suffer, and the cycle continues.

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