berlin - The water in the North Sea warms twice as fast as in the oceans. In the last 45 years, the temperature in the North Sea rose by 1.67 degrees Celsius, whereas in the oceans it was an average of 0.74 degrees.
That is what the German Ministry of the Environment says in response to questions from the Greens. The department is based on data from the World Climate Organization IPCC and the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven. The stronger increase in temperature can continue in the coming years, which has consequences for life in the sea.