Europe may face a slightly cooler future than predicted (05.05.2007)

A new study by Quaternary scientists at Lund University in Sweden predicts that Europe may face a slightly cooler future but the scientists are not concerned about a complete shut-down of the Gulf Stream as envisioned in the apocalyptic movie “The day after tomorrow”.

Scientist Svante Björk: “We don’t know with certainty what will happen. Some attempts at measuring ocean currents suggest a recent weakening of the Gulf Stream, and the transport of heat to the North Atlantic region may well decrease in the future as a result of increased precipitation. Such a scenario might lead to less warming in Europe than predicted by the IPCC, but we will probably not face an arctic climate.”

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