Climate change is weakening the ocean currents that shape weather on both sides of the Atlantic

by Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News Highlights The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation is a system of ocean currents that distributes heat energy from the tropics towards the poles and causes cold water to flow towards the equator. This system is what shaped the climate of eastern North America and Western Europe, allowing the development of … Read more

‘Teetering at the edge’: Scientists warn of rapid melting of Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday glacier’

by Harry Cockburn, The Independent  Highlights The Thwaites glacier in Antarctica, which is almost the same size as the United Kingdom, is melting and its collapse would raise sea levels close to 2 feet This glacier is considered to be very important to the health of other neighboring glaciers. Its collapse may result in the … Read more

Global warming is speeding up Earth’s massive ocean currents- another mega-scale consequence of climate change

By Paul Voosen, Science Magazine And see here, The world’s oceans are speeding up — another mega-scale consequence of climate change Highlights: Ocean currents have been increasing in energy for the last few decades, which can affect jet streams, weather patterns, marine wildlife and the amount of heat stored in the ocean’s depths. Three-quarters of the … Read more