The Gulf Stream is at its weakest for over 1,000 YEARS due to climate change

A system of currents in the Atlantic Ocean that acts like a massive conveyor belt redistributing warm water throughout our planet’s oceans is the weakest it has been in more than 1,000 years – and human-induced climate change is to blame.  Formally known as the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), it powers the Gulf Stream … Read more

Climate change has weakened the Gulf Stream System ‘close to tipping point’

The Gulf Stream is ‘dangerously close to tipping point’: Ocean current is at its weakest for over 1,000 YEARS due to climate change and could plunge Europe into a deep freeze Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is the ocean current  It moves warm water from Gulf of Mexico to the UK by convection in the … Read more

Climate change has weakened the Gulf Stream System ‘close to tipping point’

Climate change has weakened the ocean current which drives the Gulf Stream to its lowest ebb for more than 1,000 years. Known formally as the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), it is the driving force which brings warm water from the Gulf of Mexico up to the UK.  It is a complex system that is responsible … Read more

Humans ‘hastened collapse and extinction’ of the woolly mammoth, says study

Woolly mammoths would have lived another 4,000 years in some parts of Eurasia if it weren’t for human hunters, according to a new study.  Australian experts performed computer simulations of woolly mammoth interactions with humans and climates based on evidence from fossils and ancient DNA. The findings suggested a warming climate forced them further north into smaller … Read more

Moment fish drowns a baby bird in a nest that flooded in Georgia

A researcher caught a harrowing encounter in a Georgia salt marsh when a fish pulled a baby sparrow down to a watery grave. Seaside sparrows usually balance their nests in the marsh grass, but researchers believe climate change has caused tides in the area to rise precipitously. As a result one bird’s nest was flooded, … Read more

‘Digital twin’ of Earth will create simulations of our planet to help predict extreme events

‘Digital twin’ of Earth will create and test simulations of our planet to help predict when extreme events like catastrophic flooding or food shortages will strike The digital twin Earth will help world leaders prepare for extreme events The innovation uses machine learning to create and test simulations It will be used to predict extreme … Read more

Polar bears and and narwhals are ‘at risk of being wiped out’

Polar bears and and narwhals in the Arctic are at risk of death due to loss of sea ice, US scientists warn. Unprecedented global warming is causing catastrophic sea ice loss, driving polar bears onto land and depriving them of their preferred food – blubber-rich seal.   Polar bears are being forced to migrate to nearby … Read more

Thunderstorms in Alaska could TRIPLE by the end of the century due to climate change, experts warn

Climate change has made its way into Alaska, causing mudslides, wildfires and record-breaking temperatures – but two new studies have added thunderstorms to the list of effects. The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) warns that if greenhouse emissions are not curbed the number of thunderstorms will triple later this century. The increase of these … Read more

Boris Johnson defends green activists like fiancee Carrie Symonds in UN attack on climate sceptics

Is this the Carrie effect? Boris Johnson defends ‘tree-hugging tofu munchers’ in attack on climate change sceptics By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 15:06 GMT, 23 February 2021 | Updated: 17:26 GMT, 23 February 2021 Boris Johnson leapt to the defence of environmental activists like his fiancee Carrie Symonds today as he warned … Read more

Fish poop generates 1.65 BILLION tons of carbon in the ocean that helps regulate water levels

Fish poop, breath and other excretions produce over a billion tons of carbon every year, according to a new study. That’s more than 15 percent of all the carbon in the ocean, the planet’s largest active carbon ‘sink,’ or absorber of carbon dioxide. That makes fish an important component of the carbon cycle, researchers say, … Read more