Oceans are crucial to heating planets, beacuse the ocean absorbs mostly or some of the suns light. The ocean collects the radiation from the sun light and distributes the energy around the globe.
When water molecules are heated they evaporate into the air and this happens constantly increasing temperature levels. Covering more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface and containing about 97 percent of its surface water, the ocean stores vast amounts of energy in the form of heat.
There fore in tropical areas the climates are much warmer. But then circulation goes around the globe making sure other parts of the world is getting heat too.
But changes in the water circulation can be a big con. Changes such as water circulation patterns could really trigger a disasterous ice age and could really hurt and damage our climate and environment tremendously. Or just the littlest things such as eroding rocks or an increase in evaporation in water.
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