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Oceans are getting warmer - but what were their temperatures 100 years ago?

The year with the biggest divergence on record was 2016 when measured ocean surface temperatures were 0.8 degrees Celsius higher than the stated average. Image: Unsplash/Anastasia Taioglou

Katharina Buchholz

Data Journalist, Statista

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This chart shows global ocean surface temperatures from 1880 to 2021 as a divergence from the 20th century average.
The ocean surface temperature is warming at an alarming rate. Image: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

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