Thursday, June 19, 2008

Seas rising and warming


According to this entry in the New York Times "Dot Earth" blog, the world's oceans are rising and getting warmer faster than expected. (See excerpt below):

The study, by Australian and American researchers, reviewed millions of measurements of ocean temperatures taken using a particular instrument on submarines and other vessels over four decades. The researchers found a subtle error that, when fixed, shows that the rate at which seas warmed and rose between 1961 and 2003 was about 50 percent greater than previous estimates.
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1 comment:

Fr. Peter Doodes said...

Hi Denise,

Greater sea temperatures equal greater evaporation and so more water in the weather clouds that then pick up ever greater energy from the fast warming seas.

In the words of the prophet Hildegarde of Bingham (1098-1179)

"ALL OF CREATION GOD GIVES HUMANKIND TO USE. IF THIS PRIVILEGE IS MISUSED, GOD'S JUSTICE PERMITS CREATION TO PUNISH HUMANITY".

100% right there wasn't she!

Blessings to you and your ministry,

Peter.