Warmest oceans on record could set off a year of extreme weather

A 2018 photo shows sea lions bathing in the sun in La Jolla on the Pacific Ocean coast in San Diego, California.
A 2018 photo shows sea lions bathing in the sun in La Jolla on the Pacific Ocean coast in San Diego, California.PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - The world's seas are simmering, with record high temperatures spurring worry among forecasters that the global warming effect may generate a chaotic year of extreme weather ahead.

Parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans all hit the record books for warmth last month, according to the US National Centres for Environmental Information.

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