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NASA Image Gulf Oil Spill May 2010

Is Severe Winter Cold Linked To BP Oil Spill?

By James Donahue

It is only early December, not even the official start of the winter season, yet Europe and North America are both being hit by the most severe cold and early winter storms that anyone can remember. The East Coast has been drenched by storms that have dumped unprecedented amounts of rain and caused severe flooding in addition to the snow. Is it the effect of climate change or something even worse?

While the national news media isn’t connecting the dots, some researchers who are daring to speak out on various Internet websites are suggesting that the volumes of crude oil and chemical dispersants resulting from the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico found their way into the Gulf Stream and affected its normal flow. Consequently, they warn, Northern Europe and Northern America may be experiencing the start of a mini-ice age.

While official government tracking networks like NOAA are remaining strangely silent on this subject, various other media outlets are quoting people who claim to be researching the normal flow of the Gulf Stream and note that it has been acting anything but “normal” since the BP disaster.

A copyright story in the National Examiner by environmental activist Deborah Dupre’ draws on a variety of reports by researchers who claim the oil and chemical dispersants have not only entered the Gulf and Atlantic Loop currents, but have altered the currents enough to cause an extreme cooling of temperatures in Europe.

Dupre quotes an ABC News report that at least 30 people have died in Poland from temperatures that have already dipped to minus 33 degrees and that deaths by the cold also are being reported throughout the UK, Germany and other parts of Europe.

Scientists have long known that the warm water in the North Atlantic Current have maintained a moderate climate throughout Europe. The worry has long been that the melting arctic ice, especially from the Greenland ice packs, would mix enough fresh water with the North Atlantic salt water to possibly slow or stop the natural movement of this critical current.

They never considered the effect millions of barrels of crude oil and chemical dispersant from a major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico would have on the current. That the oil and chemical mix entered the current as early as May, 2010, only one month after the Deepwater Horizon explosion and fire, is clearly seen in the NASA image shown above. The spill continued unchecked for another two months after the picture was taken, with British Petroleum dumping millions of gallons of chemical dispersant.

Among the scientific voices speaking out about the possible links between the BP spill and the severe European weather has been Dr. Gianluigi Zangari, a theoretical physicist at the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Frascati National Laboratories in Italy.

Zangari reported as early as August 9, 2010, that the massive amount of oil from the Gulf had already caused a disruption in the Loop Current in the Gulf which he warned had resulted in “a dramatic weakening in the verticity of the Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Current.” He said the effect had reduced the temperature of the water in the North Atlantic by ten degrees Celsius.

Zangari, who has since fallen under attack for making what critics called alarming and unfounded reports, warned that it was his opinion that the use of Corexit and other dispersants by British Petroleum, which broke the crude oil into small particles that sank to the bottom of the ocean as it spread in the currents throughout the Atlantic and possibly around the globe, “created the most significant danger to the entire planet in recorded history.”

Many people may not understand that the currents, or moving rivers within the great oceans of the world, are all interconnected. If the chemical-oil mix has gotten into the North Atlantic current, it is also making its way into the South Atlantic, the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In question is if it is getting diluted enough so it is no longer a threat to climate or sea life.

A story by William B. Fox on September 3 suggested that the effect of the oil spill was already killing fish along the East Coast of the United States and possibly as far north as Iceland. Fox quoted Zangari’s findings and said climatologists Dr. Mike Coffman and Dr. Tim Ball “have confirmed that this data is correct, that an ice age and massive climate shift with famine is now eminent.”

A website Project NSearch offered a report by Daniel J. Towsey in September that quotes various reports stating that the North Sea current has gone dead and that a new ice age may be eminent.

Towsey’s collection of reports included the following: “The massive amount of crude oil, ever expanding in volume and covering such an enormous area, has seriously affected the entire thermoregulation system of the planet by breaking up the boundary layers of the warm water flow.

“The Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico ceased to exist a month ago, the latest satellite data clearly shows that the North Atlantic Current is now gone and the Gulf Stream begins to break apart approximately 250 miles from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Thermohaline Circulatory System, where the warm water current flows through a much cooler, much larger, ocean, affects the upper atmosphere above the current as much as seven miles high.

“The lack of this normal effect in the eastern North Atlantic has disrupted the normal flow of the atmospheric Jet Stream this summer, causing unheard of high temperatures in Moscow (104F) and drought, and flooding in Central Europe, with high temperatures in much of Asia and massive flooding in China, Pakistan and elsewhere in Asia.”

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura in his new television series “Conspiracy Theory” has also linked the BP oil disaster with a slow-down of the North Atlantic Current. In his show, which first aired December 10, Ventura suggested that the disaster was a deliberate conspiracy designed to cool the planet, open the Gulf region to more drilling and oil refinery sites, and force up the price of gas and oil.

Ventura presented evidence that British Petroleum, Transocean, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that blew up, and Halliburton, the company hired to pack the concrete in the well casing that was supposed to prevent the events that followed all made huge profits because of the disaster.

Whether the events in the Gulf were intentionally caused or not, if the spill of oil and the spread of the chemical dispersant is causing the drastic climate changes that some researchers are now predicting, the disaster may have changed life as we once knew it on this planet.

During a series of special messages to the world, The Abba Father on June 8, in the midst of the oil spill, warned that “strange waters are not clearing. They are not living anymore. Deadly black that lingers stops all life there, never to return. This will affect all mankind everywhere on Earth. No one will escape the effects.”

The Abba Father also warned that “a lot of people along the Gulf Coast will be sickened by the noxious gasses getting into the atmosphere.” This is happening, although there is little mention of it in the news.

He also warned: “Torn away is the northern part of the east coast now. Real monsoon comes there. The oil will never stop. All animal life is going away. Protesters come there but are too late. Property is destroyed. Banking systems fail. Poor are stranded by the rich. Soon the Earth will heave in despair over all the failures of mankind to make things right.”