Changes in Ocean ‘Conveyor Belt’ Foretold Abrupt Climate Changes by Four Centuries

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Evidence has been growing to indicate that the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), which is something more popularly referred to as the Gulf Stream, is slowing down. What we do also know is that this ocean circulation system plays an important role in the regulation of the climate in both Europe and also the Arctic, … Read moreChanges in Ocean ‘Conveyor Belt’ Foretold Abrupt Climate Changes by Four Centuries

Does a slowing Atlantic Ocean Circulation increase Global Warming?

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The plot of the 2004 movie, The Day After Tomorrow, is that the Atlantic Ocean Circulation which carries warm water North suddenly stops and plunges the entire Northern Hemisphere into an Ice Age almost overnight… er yes, well it’s just a movie. What is actually going on with the Atlantic circulation is a concern, and … Read moreDoes a slowing Atlantic Ocean Circulation increase Global Warming?

Dire News: Climate Change causing Ocean Circulation to slow down

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Two new and quite independent studies have been published in Nature with some rather dire news concerning a slowdown of ocean circulation due to climate change. Both concern the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) that is perhaps better known as a Gulf Stream. The first provides direct evidence that it has slowed down by 15% … Read moreDire News: Climate Change causing Ocean Circulation to slow down

Why is there a Weird warming hole in the Atlantic? – #Climate

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Often when seeing a map of the world that illustrates Global Warming a rather strangely persistent cold area within the North Atlantic is observed. Within the above you can see four different examples that illustrate just how persistent it is. It has been noticed and pondered over for quite some time. A 2012 paper within … Read moreWhy is there a Weird warming hole in the Atlantic? – #Climate

Future #Climate change could cause ocean current collapse

Wei Liu and colleagues from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have published a new paper that outlines something that most of the current climate models are not considering when projecting the potential impact of climate change. Ocean currents, or to be a tad more precise, the distinct possibility … Read moreFuture #Climate change could cause ocean current collapse