The Red Sea is warming 2.5 times faster than the global average determined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), according to a report by the Ministry of Environmental Protection on Thursday.
The ministry unveiled its findings from the Israel National Monitoring Program at the Gulf of Eilat, which houses the world’s northernmost coral reef. The 2022 report revealed that the coral reef’s deteriorating condition remains a pressing concern. Threats to the reef include ocean warming, severe storms, and the emergence of harmful diseases.
The ongoing trend of increasing deep-sea water temperatures persists from previous assessments regarding ocean warming. Concurrently, surface water temperatures have risen since 1988, averaging a yearly increase of 0.045°C.
In 2022, there was no observed temperature peak as in previous years, with the highest recorded sea temperature being 2 degrees cooler than the prior year, reaching 27°C…Source – Read More!