Spiegel: The Gulf Stream is rapidly losing power


The Gulf Stream is a current in the Atlantic Ocean, transporting surface warm waters from the equator to the north, and deep cold and slightly saline waters from north to south. This current largely determines the climate of our planet. But, judging by the findings of researchers reflected in the materials of the journal Der Spiegel, recently the Gulf Stream is rapidly losing strength, which threatens global climate change.


According to Stefan Ramstorff, a researcher at the Potsdam Institute for the Study of Climate Change, since the middle of the last century, the current has become 15 percent slower, which is associated with global warming caused by anthropogenic factors.

The weakening of the Gulf Stream affects both sides of the Atlantic. Northerly moving masses of water are tilted to the right by the Earth's rotation, and if the current slows, more water accumulates off the east coast of the United States, causing sea levels to rise.

In Europe, a slowdown in the Gulf Stream could lead to extreme weather anomalies, including increased snow storms over the Atlantic Ocean, and heat and dry weather in summer.

If we continue to accelerate global warming in the future, the Gulf Stream system will continue to weaken

- believes Ramstorf.

According to climate models, by the end of this century, the Gulf Stream will weaken by 34-45 percent, and the entire Atlantic current system may become critically unstable.
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  1. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 26 February 2021 16: 14
    -14%
    Right now mom's climatologists in the comments will again broadcast about the "nonsense of eco-scholars."
    1. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
      Rum rum (Rum rum) 26 February 2021 17: 57
      +8
      Right now, the mother's ecoschizists in the comments will again broadcast about the "nonsense of climatologists."

      Standard way: throw shit and let everyone who disagrees make excuses.
      Is your last name not Zhirinovsky?
      1. Cyril Offline Cyril
        Cyril (Kirill) 26 February 2021 18: 00
        -10%
        Right now, the mother's ecoschizists in the comments will again broadcast about the "nonsense of climatologists."

        About "nonsense of climatologists" it is the mothers of climatoskeptics who are squealing.

        The standard way is to throw shit and let everyone who disagrees be justified.

        Did you get hit? Sorry. Well, nothing, dry off.

        Is your last name not Zhirinovsky?

        Nope.
    2. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
      ioan-e (Boris) 26 February 2021 18: 31
      +5
      Quote: Cyril
      Right now mom's climatologists in the comments will again broadcast about the "nonsense of eco-scholars."

      Nooooo, this is 100% infa, from Gretta Thunberg, how not to believe it? Last year, "eminent climatologists" also said that in Moscow now there will be only Eurozim and no snow! And then a glance -30 and snow on the ears! The forecast came true!
      1. Cyril Offline Cyril
        Cyril (Kirill) 26 February 2021 18: 32
        -11%
        Nooooo, this is 100% infa, from Gretta Thunberg, how not to believe it?

        If your knowledge of climatology is limited to Greta, then this is not my problem, but yours.

        Last year, "eminent climatologists" also said that in Moscow now there will be only euro winters and no snow!

        Can you give a specific example? Or empty statements again?
        1. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
          ioan-e (Boris) 26 February 2021 18: 39
          +3
          Quote: Cyril
          Nooooo, this is 100% infa, from Gretta Thunberg, how not to believe it?

          If your knowledge of climatology is limited to Greta, then this is not my problem, but yours.

          Last year, "eminent climatologists" also said that in Moscow now there will be only euro winters and no snow!

          Can you give a specific example? Or empty statements again?

          Go golfstream gray with a boiler, otherwise it will cool off without you and your western masters will freeze like mangy dogs! You will remain without handouts!
          1. Cyril Offline Cyril
            Cyril (Kirill) 26 February 2021 18: 41
            -6
            Go golfstream gray with a boiler, otherwise it will cool off without you and your western masters will freeze like mangy dogs! You will remain without handouts!

            Clear. As soon as you ask your mother's climatologist for specifics, he immediately switches to a pig squeal. Thank you for proving this regularity with your example.
            1. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
              ioan-e (Boris) 26 February 2021 18: 48
              +3
              Quote: Cyril
              Go golfstream gray with a boiler, otherwise it will cool off without you and your western masters will freeze like mangy dogs! You will remain without handouts!

              Clear. As soon as you ask your mother's climatologist for specifics, he immediately switches to screeching. Thank you for proving this regularity with your example.

              I don’t know what and who proved it to you, but if you have a squeal in your ears, don’t pull, go to the doctor, he will prescribe delicious pills for you! Regarding specifics, is Spiegel a scientific organ of some academy of sciences? Not! So I'm not commenting on the bullshit!
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              2. Cyril Offline Cyril
                Cyril (Kirill) 26 February 2021 19: 26
                -7
                As for specifics, is Spiegel a scientific organ of some academy of sciences? Not!

                Der Spiegel refers to the opinion of a particular scientist and quotes it.

                So I am not commenting on the bullshit!

                You'd better comment on yourself.
  2. Alsur Offline Alsur
    Alsur (Alexey) 26 February 2021 16: 27
    +8
    There is also such a thing as climate cycles. How the climate on the planet will behave, whether the trends are temporary or permanent, what influences what, no one knows. And journalists need to write, about scientists need to be PR, everything goes on as usual.
  3. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 26 February 2021 16: 56
    +14
    If instead of school (like Greta Thunberg) you go to rallies in defense of the environment, then it becomes clear why these dropouts are fighting airplanes, and not with the massive deforestation and other green spaces that recover oxygen from carbon dioxide (the so-called " photosynthesis"). Well, V.I. Vernadsky with his theory of the biosphere (1926) is "a wild Russian, so he cannot think of anything clever in principle"
    1. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
      Kofesan (Valery) 27 February 2021 00: 23
      +2
      Oxygen is oxygen, but the fact that the country is covered with a bald patch of "legal" logging is a fact. The satellite will not let you lie.
      Immediately and instantly follows a decrease in groundwater and shallowing of rivers. It becomes scary.
      The forests were restored after the war by the whole world. And with great effort. Restored.
      Now they crowed that it was time to stop driving round timber to the West and to China.
      And for me, they just hide behind slogans “for all the good” that they have already squandered ineptly. Like a fig leaf. Well, as regards the "papers", everything is fine with us. ... A beautiful marquise ... As well as everywhere else.
  4. GRF Online GRF
    GRF 26 February 2021 17: 20
    +5
    well, judging by the map, only Canada and the union of states from America are terrified ...
  5. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 26 February 2021 18: 13
    +5
    According to scientists, we should have been in the Little Ice Age for ten years already. But he was a little late. Apparently due to anthropogenic activity. But still the laws of nature took their toll. Europe faces a rather long cold period. Years for 100 minimum
    It remains only to wait a couple of years and look at the ice shell of the Arctic. It seems that it should increase. But this will only become clear in a couple of years.
    1. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 26 February 2021 18: 33
      -5
      According to scientists, we should have been in the Little Ice Age for ten years already.

      Who said that?
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 26 February 2021 18: 35
        +6
        Scientists ... :-)
        1. Cyril Offline Cyril
          Cyril (Kirill) 26 February 2021 18: 36
          -5
          More specifically? You understand that "scientists" are not some abstract whole person - they are different people with different views.
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 26 February 2021 18: 45
            +9
            This is all complex matter. There is no consensus. But if someone tells me what caused the Gulf Stream itself, I would be grateful.
            While I hear the mantras about the salinity of water and horror movies from the blockbuster "The Day After Tomorrow". Personally, I have strong doubts about these explanations.
            Of course, the speed of the Gulf Stream is not constant. But why it changes is completely unclear. Let's say that history has already had a small ice age in the period of 14-15 centuries. Then the speed of the Gulf Stream also slowed down a lot. It is unlikely that this was due to anthropogenic activities. And before that there was a medieval climatic optimum in the 9-11 centuries. It was then that the Vikings reached Iceland (ice land) and Greenland (green land). Don't you find that these are strange names? And in Scotland, grapes were grown.
            1. Cyril Offline Cyril
              Cyril (Kirill) 26 February 2021 19: 04
              -4
              This is all complex matter.

              That's right, this is a really difficult topic.

              About the causes of the Little Ice Age. Wikipedia says that secondary causes can be:

              Secondary causes:
              1. reduction of the area of ​​agricultural land and their overgrowth with wild vegetation, in the regions of Europe depopulated after the pandemic of the "black death" in the XIV century (30% of the population of Europe died out);

              2. cessation of the burning of forests and agricultural activities by the aboriginal population of America and the European territory of Russia as a result of the fact that most of the indigenous population of the New World [4] and the Russian state became extinct as a result of wars, hunger and epidemics. On the southern borders of Russia, one of the reasons for the restoration of forest-meadow communities in the first half of the 1th century was the termination of the burning of the steppes by the border service at the beginning of the Time of Troubles. Similar processes during the XNUMXth century. observed in the Middle Danube Plain (as a result of the Turkish invasion and the subsequent decline of agriculture), as well as in the territories of Germany (as a result of changes caused by the Thirty Years War) and the Ottoman Empire (as a result of the depopulation of the population of the Ottoman Empire in the first half of the XNUMXth century).

              But about this particular issue - yes, opinions are very divided.
              1. Bakht Offline Bakht
                Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 26 February 2021 19: 07
                +5
                Or maybe the other way around? Is the reduction of farmland areas and the cessation of forest burning not a reason, but a consequence of a global cooling?
                1. Cyril Offline Cyril
                  Cyril (Kirill) 26 February 2021 19: 23
                  -3
                  Everything is possible. We need to wait for some scientific consensus on this issue.
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    2. Mykola Onishchenko (Mykola Onishchenko) 26 February 2021 18: 46
      -7
      While it is steadily decreasing.
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 26 February 2021 18: 49
        +4
        The Gulf Stream affects the climate of Western Europe and the East Coast of the States. Only. What happens to the planet as a whole?
  6. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 26 February 2021 19: 14
    +1
    Okay.
    The main reason for ocean currents is not the difference in salinity, but the rotation of the Earth. For 50 years, the speed of the Earth's rotation has slowed down. The exception was the last year 2020, when the Earth's rotation speed suddenly increased.
    The Earth's climate is significantly (decisive) influenced by the amount of incoming solar energy. This is recognized by all scientists.
    And a summary (with which some scholars disagree). The Milankovitch cycles are the basis for the Earth's climate.

    Current situation

    In the current era, the difference between the winter solstice (December 21) and the passage of perihelion (January 3) is only 13 days, but the eccentricity is now 0,0167, which is significantly less than the average (maximum value of 0,0658), and continues to decrease. In this regard, the seasonal fluctuations in the Earth's orbital velocity and the distance to the Sun are small, and the seasonal changes they introduce in the solar energy coming to the Earth are insignificant.

    Forecast
    The Earth is currently experiencing a peak in temperature - the interglacial - one of the warmest in the last million years. A similar peak with similar values ​​can be seen 400 thousand years ago.

    Although the interglacial periods last from 10 to 30 thousand years, the climatic optimum lasts only a few centuries. It may well be over already together with the Medieval climatic optimum.

    https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Циклы_Миланковича

    More details of my brains are not enough.
  7. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 26 February 2021 23: 26
    +2
    There can be many surface reasons - the heating of water in the Gulf of Mexico and the temperature difference, the rise and fall of the Faroe-Icelandic and Island-Greenland rapids, a possible change in the Earth's elliptical orbit and axis precession, magnetic field and ozone holes, a large supply of fresh water, melting of Greenland glaciers and it is far from the fact that the anthropogenic factor generally plays any role besides as pollution of the entire planet. The planetary climate model, and in this case, the conversation is about this, because talking about several continents, you cannot build in isolation from other facts, for example, Antarctica and the Ocean Current around it, many others, at the first second and tenth glance, have no practical impact. As they say, a butterfly in the Amazon jungle flapped its wings, and as a result, snow fell in the Sahara.
  8. Starik59 Offline Starik59
    Starik59 (Starik) 28 February 2021 11: 01
    0
    I knew it !!!! what a cold snap due to warming !! "Scientists", like blue, rule the world !!
  9. Starik59 Offline Starik59
    Starik59 (Starik) 28 February 2021 11: 05
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    Quote: Bakht
    More details of my brains are not enough.

    And for THIS - enough ??? belay
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 28 February 2021 15: 27
      +2
      Of course it was enough. I studied well at school.
  10. Cucumbers Offline Cucumbers
    Cucumbers (Cucumbers) 28 February 2021 11: 31
    +1
    Albion will cease to be foggy. It will get colder. Yes - they have problems
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    2. sludge Offline sludge
      sludge (Rianna Kem) 1 March 2021 00: 36
      0
      Well, it's their BP that is partly to blame.
      1. sludge Offline sludge
        sludge (Rianna Kem) 1 March 2021 00: 37
        0
        Well in the sense of deepwater horizon
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