According to Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the ocean water at Scripps pier at the beginning of August 2018 has reached a record-breaking 78.6 degrees Fahrenheit. In 102 years of record-keeping at the site, the ocean has never been this warm. Simply put, the ocean is so hot – because CO2 holds heat and the oceans absorb 90% of our atmospheric heat. By continuing to burn fossil fuels instead of using clean energy, we’re blasting CO2 pollution into our atmosphere on a massive and unprecedented scale. Warmer air = warmer oceans. It’s simple physics and simply genocide.