from the NY Times:<br><br>Scientists say they have measured a significant slowing in the Atlantic currents that carry warm water toward Northern Europe. If the trend persists, they say, the weather there could cool considerably in coming decades.<br><br>Some climate experts have said the potential cooling of Europe was paradoxically consistent with global warming caused by the accumulation of heat-trapping "greenhouse" emissions. But several experts said it was premature to conclude that the new measurements, being described in the Dec. 1 issue of the journal Nature, meant that such a change was already under way.<br><br>The currents, branching off from the Gulf Stream, are part of an oceanic circulatory system that disperses tropical heat toward the poles and makes Northern Europe far warmer than its latitude would suggest.<br><br>Warming, in theory, could stall the salty, sun-heated, north-flowing currents by causing freshwater to build up in high-latitude seas as ice melts and more precipitation falls.<br><br>. . . . . Here's lookin' at [color:red]you</font color=red> kid.
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<center><h2>Oceans' Circulation Could Collapse</h2> <br><br><br>Thermohaline circulation links the Earth's <br>oceans. Cold, dense, salty water from the <br>North Atlantic sinks into the deep and drives <br>the circulation like a giant plunger. <br><br></center><br><br><br>
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