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Scientists Miscalculated In Report Claiming Oceans Absorbed More Heat

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Scientists Miscalculated In Report Claiming Oceans Absorbed More Heat
The author said there were errors in a report that claimed oceans have been absorbing more heat than experts originally thought.
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Scientists say they made some miscalculations in a report that claimed oceans have been absorbing more heat than experts originally thought.

In a note added to the report, the author said while there are errors, it doesn't "invalidate the study's methodology or the new insights into ocean biogeochemistry on which it is based."

The study, which was published a few weeks ago in the journal Nature and led by researchers at University of California San Diego and Princeton University, suggested the consequences of global warming may come even sooner than previously anticipated.

The U.N. said global temperatures are likely to rise 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels sometime between 2030 and 2052 if global warming continues the way it is now. Experts said in that time frame, there will be global consequences, like more wildfires and food shortages. 

The Los Angeles Times reported the findings in the Nature journal publication weren't necessarily conclusive, saying they'd need to be reproduced to be accepted by scientists on a large scale.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.