Are you concerned that the North Atlantic ocean current, which warms northern Europe, may be slowing due to global warming?
- ElizabethLv 711 months agoFavorite Answer
Yes. The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (Amoc) has weakened by 15% since 1950 as a direct result of Greenland ice melt and ocean warming. Global warming is almost certainly affecting ocean currents.
The impacts of this are not well understood. Our models of ocean currents are very flighty ... they have quite large differences in sensitivity and can produce wildly different scenarios because the processes are horribly non-linear. So predictions of doom and gloom need to be taken with a pinch of salty brine.
My worry is we are basically taking a complicated machine and randomly cutting teeth out of the gears without knowing fully how the machine works. Skeptics claim the machine will keep going with minor changes to its performance. Alarmists claim the machine will start to break down. We could just stop cutting the teeth out of the gears ... to be sure.
- 10 months ago
No screw them I don't live there. why should I care! I don't live there!
- LudwigLv 610 months ago
Like I care two shits?
- 10 months ago
Not again? Didn't it do that a few years ago?
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- DiracLv 411 months ago
I'm concerned that it WILL slow down, but the evidence either way (speeding up or slowing down) is equivocal. It's not an easy thing to measure.
- JimZLv 711 months ago
No and I think it is a scam. When someone suggests it has weakened by 15% since 1950, ask yourself how do they know that. They don't and in any event they of course try to blame anything that happens on humans because that is a trait with alarmists. It doesn't reveal a knowledge of science. It reveals an anti-human bias and willingness to believe whatever their leftist zeitgeist sources tell them to believe. Last I remember, it was all about how hot it was which was due to our CO2 and this will be one of the explanations if it cools; that polar vortexes. Again it isn't about science. It is about a leftwing political agenda and a desperate need for them to fool as many gullible people as quickly as possible .
- Big KahunaLv 711 months ago
Yes,I stay awake every night,in bed,worrying about it.
- antarcticiceLv 711 months ago
The North Atlantic current warms a large portion of Western Europe, making countries like the UK & France much warmer than they would otherwise be. You only have to look at the other side of Europe at the same latitude to see what they would be like without the NAC, the Russian city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is near the same latitude as London, yet is far colder.
- Anonymous11 months ago
Another day, another troll question...
- Andy CLv 711 months ago
May be what??
I'm certainly not concerned about the fact that it influences the climatic patterns in Europe and North America.
Am I concerned that it's warming up at an alarming rate? Of course.