World’s oceans continue to warm, despite reduced carbon emissions By Xinhua | Last Updated: 17th January, 2021, 12:40

Researchers also shared data recorded by China’s IAP and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the study

World’s oceans continue to warm, despite reduced carbon emissions

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