Melting Greenland ice sheet is dangerously slowing the Gulf Stream

March 26, 2015 1:37 PM

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Melting Greenland ice sheet is dangerously slowing the Gulf Stream

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that this winter 2014-15 was one of the warmest in recorded history. There is on small region in the North Atlantic, however, holds contrary to this statistic, and has taken an opposing stance to this warming trend of winter since 1970.

This particular area in the North Atlantic is showing temperatures 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit colder than average, not warmer. This cold patch could be one of the indicators of a dramatic slowdown in the Gulf Stream, which moves huge amounts of heat north from the equator to the pole. This slow down is ...

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