|They have to admit it now: Gulf Stream slowing - Sunday Times, May 8, 2005- Britain faces big chill as ocean current slows
CLIMATE change researchers have detected the first signs of a slowdown in the Gulf Stream, the mighty ocean current that keeps Britain and Europe from freezing.
They have found that one of the engines driving the Gulf Stream the sinking of supercooled water in the Greenland Sea, has weakened to less than a quarter of its former strength.
The weakening, apparently caused by global warming, could herald big changes in the current over the next few years or decades. Paradoxically, it could lead to Britain and northwestern and Europe undergoing a sharp drop in temperatures.
Source: Sunday Times, May 8, 2005
Britain faces big chill as ocean current slows
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