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Originally posted by keldas
Try reading Robert Felix's book 'Not by Fire but by Ice', I would highly recommend it, an excellent book explaining how the world could be heading for another ice age.
Or just have a look at his site www.iceagenow.com... which is full of interesting tidbits about the weather.
WHOI Media Relations Press Release How Much Excess Fresh Water Was Added to the North Atlantic in Recent Decades
June 16, 2005
Large regions of the North Atlantic Ocean have been growing fresher since the late 1960s as melting glaciers and increased precipitation, both associated with greenhouse warming, have enhanced continental runoff into the Arctic and sub-Arctic seas. Over the same time period, salinity records show that large pulses of extra sea ice and fresh water from the Arctic have flowed into the North Atlantic. But, until now, the actual amounts and rates of fresh water accumulation have not been explicitly known.
In a paper to be published June 17 in Science, Ruth Curry of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Cecilie Mauritzen of the Norwegian Meteorological Institute quantified for the first time how much additional fresh water caused the observed salinity changes in the northern North Atlantic Ocean, how fast it entered the Atlantic circulation, and where that fresh water was stored.
During the late 1960s, a large pulse of fresh water entered the Nordic Seas through Fram Strait and moved quickly southward in the East Greenland Current.
Pulses of excess fresh water and ice appear to have come from the Arctic in the 1980s and 1990s as well.
Excessive amounts of freshwater could alter the ocean density that drives a portion of this circulation system, diminish the amount of heat that is transported northward, and significantly cool areas of the Northern Hemisphere.
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Topographic map of the Nordic Seas and Subpolar Basins, with schematic circulation of surface currents (solid curves) and deep currents (dashed curves) that form a portion of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC). The color of the curves depicts their approximate temperatures. Map inset shows the boundaries of the Nordic Seas and Subpolar Basins used in the analysis of water volume. (Illustration by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Originally posted by Muaddib
Yes, there is a natural cycle which the Earth goes through frequently, but adding more chemicals, and gases to the atmosphere and the oceans does add to the problem and makes climate change faster.