Slowing Gulf Stream current to boost warming for 20 years
The prospect of the Gulf Stream slowing down and even stopping altogether has worried many experts in recent years.
Some believed that this would cause a rapid cooling around the world with resulting global chaos.
But a new study finds the Gulf Stream go-slow will have a significant impact on planetary temperatures, but not in a chilled out way.
The Gulf Stream is an ocean current that keeps the UK warmer than it would be given its latitude alone.
Researchers say a slower current will carry less heat down to the deep oceans meaning more will enter the atmosphere. [weiter]