This is junk science because…
… “the findings rise from a model (ORAS4).” Model predictions should be verified by reality. They are not standalone science.
Deep Sea News reports:
In the last half-century, as the Earth continued to warm, the oceans absorbed 90% of the heat. That remaining 10% melted sea and land ice and warmed our land and atmosphere. Just 10% did that. You can now thank the oceans for saving us from ourselves. Go ahead I’ll wait.
In 2000 something drastically changed. Ocean temperature at the sea surface stopped rising. The absorption of this thermal energy stalled while increasing greenhouse gases should increased warming. Where did this missing energy go?
New research has found this missing energy in the deep oceans. The findings rise from a model (ORAS4) tested against and based on temperature and salinity data from 1958-2009, at least a dozen different data types, and all over the worlds oceans. This is massive undertaking and represents our best estimates of changes in the ocean’s heat, i.e. thermal energy, over the last half century.