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Article published by The site "observateur continental" and dated August 8 2021. Here is the translation. Notice the sentence "but has called, just in case, for a reduction in the emissions of greenhouse gases that warm the atmosphere" to protect his back.
Scientists are predicting a global climate catastrophe, an ice age. At least for the United States and Northern Europe.
The worst predictions seem to be coming true: the Gulf Stream, the ocean current that brings warmth to Europe and North America, is indeed slowing down. And it could come to a complete stop. Alarming symptoms of the impending cataclysm have been discovered by climate scientist Niklas Boers, who represents three scientific organisations: the Free University of Berlin (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science), the Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Research and the University of Exeter (Department of Mathematics, Global Systems Institute).
The results cited by the German researcher in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change indicate that the situation is destabilising not only in the Gulf Stream but also in the entire Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), which encompasses several currents, including the Gulf Stream. This powerful current, hundreds of times more powerful than the Amazon, transports millions of cubic metres of water every second from the equator to the north-east in the opposite direction. Initially heated in the Gulf of Mexico, it "heats" Europe and North America. The water cooled near the poles sinks to the bottom and returns to the equatorial zone. There it is warmed again, rises to the surface and heads back towards the poles. And now this circulation is on the verge of becoming unstable, even causing a crisis.
Niklas Boers listed eight main indicators of the state of the Atlantic showing that a catastrophe is approaching. He determined that they started to worsen almost a hundred years ago, from around 1880. In other words, long before the current warming that is generally blamed for the negative impact on the Gulf Stream, believing that it is mainly slowed down by fresh water from melting glaciers in Greenland and the Arctic.
In other words, the cause of the changes that are taking place before the eyes of humanity would not only lie in global warming. The German researcher has not yet understood the concrete reason, but has called, just in case, for a reduction in the emissions of greenhouse gases that warm the atmosphere. The dynamics of the process are also unclear. It is impossible to say at the moment when the situation will become very bad.
At the same time, Niklas Boers confirmed the fears of his colleagues doing similar research. He added that the current situation in the Atlantic is reminiscent of the situation that led to an ice age 2.5 million years ago.
Niklas Boers' research was reported by Science Alert. But what do other climate scientists predict? They also expect a new ice age.