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The Thermohaline Circulation

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The Thermohaline Circulation: The Great Ocean Conveyor Belt

Global Warming Slowing Down Circulation of Oceans

According to a new study in Nature Climate Change by Stefan Rahmstorf of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and co-authors, we’re now seeing a slowdown of the great ocean circulation that, among other planetary roles, helps to partly drive the Gulf Stream off the U.S. east coast…

~ Read the complete article “Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the oceans – with potentially dire consequences” by Chris Mooney, The Washington Post, March 23, 2015.