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originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: mc_squared
Great OP and great work. Thanks much. ...but I'm with BFFTexan - doesn't the slowdown and cooling, esp of the Labrador sea predict a mini-ice age there?
Possible changes in Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) provide a key source of uncertainty regarding future climate change. Maps of temperature trends over the twentieth century show a conspicuous region of cooling in the northern Atlantic. Here we present multiple lines of evidence suggesting that this cooling may be due to a reduction in the AMOC over the twentieth century and particularly after 1970. Since 1990 the AMOC seems to have partly recovered. This time evolution is consistently suggested by an AMOC index based on sea surface temperatures, by the hemispheric temperature difference, by coral-based proxies and by oceanic measurements. We discuss a possible contribution of the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet to the slowdown. Using a multi-proxy temperature reconstruction for the AMOC index suggests that the AMOC weakness after 1975 is an unprecedented event in the past millennium (p > 0.99). Further melting of Greenland in the coming decades could contribute to further weakening of the AMOC.
originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: CharlesT
Patrick Moore lied about being a co-founder of Greenpeace and is a known paid shill for Heartland. If you insist on taking his word that is fine but below is a piece of evidence showing he is lying about his credentials at the very least, but just maybe he has better morals on his other claims.
originally posted by: mc_squared
a reply to: Kali74
Nice. Hansen was the one who introduced me to the concept as well, in this op-ed he did several years ago:
Cap and Fade
He tears apart cap & trade and suggests "fee and dividend" instead. Really kind of throws a wet blanket on the "all scientists are just making this up for the money" conspiracy. I believe Hansen is actually a registered Republican as well (or at least used to be...)
originally posted by: Stormdancer777
Where is this coming from I read this ten years ago.