Currents Of Change

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May 2, 2008


It might soon be time for a revision of Pilot Charts. NatGeo tells us:

Europe and North America may soon experience chillier temperatures, thanks to natural North Atlantic variations that could temporarily mask the effects of human-driven, or anthropogenic, climate change.

“We believe that ocean currents and systems could, in the short term, change global warming patterns and even mean temperatures,” said Noel Keenlyside of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences in Kiel, Germany.

Keenlyside explained that since record keeping began in the 19th century, the North Atlantic climate has changed in natural cycles that last a decade or more.

These shifts are likely associated, at least in part, with natural variations in ocean currents.

Read the full article HERE.


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