Global Warming Has Made Gulf Stream Slowest in 1,600 Years, and That Could Impact Our Weather

Sorry, this one is depressing….

The Extinction Chronicles

By Sean Breslin

At a Glance

  • A new study has found the Gulf Stream is circulating at its slowest rate in at least 1,600 years.
  • Climate change is to blame for the slowdown, the study also concluded.
  • If the circulation stops completely, it would have catastrophic impacts on our weather.

For years, scientists have studied a spot in the North Atlantic Ocean that has bucked the trend of a warming world. Now, they know what impact this colder-than-average region is having on the Gulf Stream.

According to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, the Gulf Stream is flowing at its slowest rate in at least 1,600 years, and climate change is the likely culprit…

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