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The powerful ocean current that bathes Britain and northern Europe in warm waters from the tropics has weakened dramatically in recent years, a consequence of global warming that could trigger more severe winters and cooler summers across the region, scientists warn today.
Researchers on a scientific expedition in the Atlantic Ocean measured the strength of the current between Africa and the east coast of America and found that the circulation has slowed by 30% since a previous expedition 12 years ago.
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Originally posted by Darkmind
Ohhhh.... fiddlesticks. (Sigh) Yes, global warming is happening. Here's a link to a story on the BBC that covers the same thing: news.bbc.co.uk...
Now there are some links there about melting polar ice, as well as the arrival of vast amounts of cold water due to the melting of the permafrost in the arctic. The difference between the current climatics conditions and the hurricane season of 1950 that you mention is that a) that storm was a one-off. This year we have had two major cat 5 storms almost in a row, and at one point Katrina could have made cat 6, if such a category existed. And b) the amount of polar ice is decreasing - the US Navy has proved it with its measurements of the arctic ice cap, which its subs go under - and in 1950 the cap was a hell of a lot thicker.
Finally, c) in 1950 the glaciers in the Himalayas weren't melting at the rate that they are now.
Global warming is a fact. If even the idiots at Fox News recognise this, so should everyone else.
Originally posted by namehere
someone explain how global warming would weaken this?
from what i read water surface warming would make it stronger NOT weaker.