Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Friday, March 23, 2007
More Bad News on Climate Change
The impact of global warming on the vast Southern Ocean around Antarctica is starting to pose a threat to ocean currents that distribute heat around the world, Australian scientists say, citing new deep-water data.
For the so-called Atlantic Conveyor, the surface warm water current meets the Greenland ice sheet then cools and sinks, heading south again and driving the conveyor belt process.

But researchers fear increased melting of the Greenland ice sheet risks disrupting the conveyor. If it stops, temperatures in northern Europe would plunge.

The phrase "global warming" suggests to the uneducated that the entire planet will heat up. They point to unusually cold snaps to dispell the notion of a planet in crisis. This article explains that the climate is changing and not in a good way for most life.