The Gulf Stream controls Europe’s temperature
Climate chaos may provide further economic advantage to Europe, Science Daily reports this week.
Evocatively described as the heartbeat of the planet, the Gulf Stream is an integral part of the world’s ocean currents and keeps the North West Coast of Europe, especially Great Britain, much warmer than its latitude would indicate. In previous global warming events it has switched off, creating Ice Ages that balance the initial warming. The paper in Science Daily predicts that the Gulf Stream will not plunge Europe into an Ice Age but will keep it relatively cool, protecting it from the worst excesses of Climate Chaos and further increasing the advantage that rich countries will have over poor ones in the economic disaster that inevitably results from major climate disruption.