Atlantic Ocean is headed for a tipping point in the Gulf Stream
Climate / 12.02.2024

Atlantic Ocean is headed for a tipping point in the Gulf Stream

If global warming shuts down the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, which is crucial for carrying heat from the tropics to the northern latitudes, how abrupt and severe would the climate changes be?

Too much fresh water from melting glaciers and the Greenland ice sheet can dilute the saltiness of the water, preventing it from sinking, and weaken this ocean conveyor belt. File Photo by Chris Larsen/NASA | License Photo Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Superstorm... [6688 chars]

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