Atlantic Ocean overturning, responsible for mild climate in northwestern Europe, is slowing

The Atlantic overturning is one of Earth’s most important heat transport systems, pumping warm water northwards and cold water southwards. Also known as the Gulf Stream system, it is responsible for the mild climate in northwestern Europe. Scientists now found evidence for a slowdown of the overturning — multiple lines of observation suggest that in recent decades, the current system has been weaker than ever before in the last century, or even in the last millennium. —> Read More