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Global Warming Not Slowing Gulf Stream

From BBC News:

Gulf Stream ‘is not slowing down’

By Richard Black
Monday, 29 March

The Gulf Stream does not appear to be slowing down, say US scientists who have used satellites to monitor tell-tale changes in the height of the sea.

Confirming work by other scientists using different methodologies, they found dramatic short-term variability but no longer-term trend.

A slow-down – dramatised in the movie The Day After Tomorrow – is projected by some models of climate change.

The research is published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters…

Between 2002 and 2009, the team says, there was no trend discernible – just a lot of variability on short timescales.

The satellite record going back to 1993 did suggest a small increase in flow, although the researchers cannot be sure it is significant.

"The changes we’re seeing in overturning strength are probably part of a natural cycle," said Josh Willis from Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California.

"The slight increase in overturning since 1993 coincides with a decades-long natural pattern of Atlantic heating and cooling."

The first observations suggesting the circulation was slowing down emerged in 2005, in research from the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC)…

Driven by Hollywood, a popular image of a Gulf Stream slowdown shows a sudden catastrophic event driving snowstorms across the temperate lands of western Europe and eastern North America.

That has always been fantasy – as, said Josh Willis, is the idea that a slow-down would trigger another ice age

Gosh, another one of the Gaia worshippers’ major religious tenets bites the dust.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, March 30th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Global Warming Not Slowing Gulf Stream”

  1. NoNeoCommies says:

    Dang!
    I just bought a bunch of arctic wear!
    After all, anything the left insists is coming is the opposite of what truly will happen.

  2. AcornsRNutz says:

    Unrelated, but why would “methodologies” be used instead of simply “methods”? I mean, this is the country where the English language came from if I am not mistaken. Maybe I am just easily perturbed, but words like specificity, methodology, athleticism, and proactive really drive me nuts.

  3. JohnMG says:

    …..”Confirming work by other scientists using different methodologies, they found dramatic short-term variability but no longer-term trend……”

    Once again it needs to be stated. These assholes can’t correctly predict what the weather will be in a single 24 hour period. Why would any rational person place any credence in what they predict will occur decades down the road?

    Every time these quacks’ long-term predictions are wrong they should be required to give back the money they received in research grants……..with interest!!


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