posted on May, 2 2010 @ 12:13 PM
reply to post by loam
Nice thread, loam. I have been trying to track it all on the media, but you've done a much better job!
I had a thought last night as I was laying in bed. Maybe it's not even possible, but I'll share it anyway:
Ok, so let's say the worst case scenario happens...the oil keeps gushing and the gulf stream carries it around Florida, and up the eastern
Is it possible that if the oil gets caught up in the gulf stream, it could then trap enough heat to collapse the thermohaline conveyor system?
Here is my line of thinking:
In the last 10 years, all the global warming "experts" (let me just say that I don't believe that global warming was man-made...I think it's all
due to natural cycles) kept saying that if global warming continues, the warming ocean currents could collapse the thermohaline system, which could
bring on an ice age.
Well, we know that oil definitely traps heat....it is one of the properties of oil that we like so much, and it's one of the reasons we use petroleum
based products in so many different applications. Could the oil spill get big enough, and massive enough, to trap enough heat so that it would warm
the gulf stream current a few degrees, and then collapse the entire thermohaline system (which the gulf stream is a part of) thus bringing on an ice
I know it's probably far-fetched, but then again, so is a magnitude of this disaster. Something like this was not supposed to happen, but it did.
[edit on 2-5-2010 by nikiano]