Read This: New York Times Visualizes Complex Ocean Currents Impacted by Climate Change

Read This: New York Times Visualizes Complex Ocean Currents Impacted by Climate Change

The New York Times has a must-see visualization of the problem that has climate scientists super-worried — the possible slowing down of the Gulf Stream, which will have a major impact on the weather of four continents. 

Why This Matters:  A 2019 report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that although the AMOC will “very likely” weaken later this century, collapse is “very unlikely.”

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Atlantic Ocean Currents Appear To Be Changing; So May Hurricane Season

Atlantic Ocean Currents Appear To Be Changing; So May Hurricane Season

In a little-noticed report that could have major implications for both the Eastern U.S. and Europe, scientists announced last week that Atlantic Ocean currents are thought to be 15% weaker than in 1950The Washington Post explained, saying that the “system of currents that includes the Florida Current and the Gulf Stream, is now ‘in its weakest state in over a millennium.'”

Why This Matters: We need to understand both these phenomena better to predict climate events.  They are quite a coincidence.

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