Saturday, May 14, 2005

Day Before Tomorrow in Ireland

Ireland's The Sunday Times reported that evidence has been found for the "Day After Tomorrow" effect of altered ocean currents that leads to freezing weather. The process was predicted by simulated computer models, but now the evidence is coming in to confirm that it is already beginning, not the day after tomorrow but yesterday. Here's the beginning of their story:

May 08, 2005

Ireland faces big chill as ocean current slows
Jonathan Leake, Science Editor

CLIMATE change researchers have detected the first signs of a slowdown in the Gulf Stream — the mighty ocean current that keeps Ireland and Europe from freezing.

They have found that one of the “engines” driving the Gulf Stream — the sinking of supercooled water in the Greenland Sea — has weakened to less than a quarter of its former strength. The weakening, apparently caused by global warming, could herald big changes in the current over the next few years or decades. Paradoxically, it could lead to Ireland, Britain and northwestern Europe undergoing a sharp drop in temperatures.

Such a change has long been predicted by scientists but the new research is among the first to show clear experimental evidence of the phenomenon. . . .
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Remainder of story online at:,,2091-1602713,00.html


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