New Evidence: Gulf Stream Not Slowing
may have been the book, The Coming Global Superstorm” by Whitley Strieber and Art Bell that first started the story
book, published in 1999 and the movie based on that hypothesis, The Day After Tomorrow, perceived a slowing Gulf Stream caused
by fresh water from melting ice caps that would trigger a new ice age throughout Europe and Northern Asia.
neither Strieber or Bell are scientists, their book offered a lot of technical data that appeared to support their warnings.
Later, with support from scientists who said the fresh water entering the North Atlantic was already having an effect on the
Gulf Stream flow, government leaders throughout the United European Union began pressing hard for a world-wide control on
carbon emissions in a frantic attempt to head-off global warming.
the stream is believed to keep European countries warmer by from four to six degrees centigrade.
a report by the BBC states that a new study shows that the Strieber/Bell Superstorm event is not happening. In a paper published
in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, a team of U.S. scientists say they used satellites to monitor an array of detectors
in the Atlantic. The report says the study that was conducted over nearly a decade, found dramatic short-term variations,
but overall, the Gulf Stream appears to still be running its normal route northward, having its usual warming effect on European
cold water in the North Atlantic, including the water from the melting ice, sinks to the bottom of the ocean and flows southward
until it is warmed near the equator. For some reason, as the warmer water rises to the surface, it joins the northward movement
of the Gulf Stream.
about the time The Coming Global Superstorm was published, research by the UK’s National Oceanography Center found evidence
that the Gulf Stream circulation was, indeed, showing down between 2005 and 2009. The newest studies, however, suggest that
this was merely a normal trend and that the stream continues to flow regularly, despite the warming planet and the melting
This will be obvious good news for European nations; at least in terms
of worrying about a looming ice age. But the report does nothing to ease the dramatic impact of climate change that is already
sweeping the planet.
As the planet is ripped by dramatic storms, heat waves, extreme winters, flooding,
drought, a growing increase in insects and other warm weather pests, it has become more and more clear that the European Union’s
call for a control on carbon emissions was correct. World leaders must not remain
complacent about this growing threat on world food supplies and world health.