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Ocean around Japan warming up fast

Reuters – May 15, 2007

This is a news report that discusses a recent finding that a small portion of the Pacific Ocean that is closest to Japan has dramatically increased in temperature, even more than the rest of the ocean. The Japanese Meteorological Agency only partially blamed global warming on this increase but did not list other causes or why it was so isolated to Japan.

The ocean around Japan has warmed up faster than elsewhere in the world over the last hundred years partly because of global warming, ….

The sea surface temperature around central, western and southern Japan has climbed by 0.7 to 1.6 degrees Celsius in the last century, far higher than the world average of a 0.5 degree Celsius increase, a survey conducted by the agency showed.

…It did not specify why the ocean around Japan would be more affected than other parts of the world.

Read this short news story here.

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One Response to “Ocean around Japan warming up fast”

  1. Water near Japan is warming due to the change to a negative PDO phase. This phase always brings warmer water to the area around Japan. This is basic stuff. It’s the same reason why California SSTs are dropping sharply right now.