Gulf Stream 'is not slowing down'

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8589512.stm

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    "The changes we're seeing in overturning strength are probably part of a natural cycle," said Josh Willis from Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California.
    "The slight increase in overturning since 1993 coincides with a decades-long natural pattern of Atlantic heating and cooling." .....


    From Ace Of Spades H.Q.

    So let me get this straight. Simulations by some of the most well-known and important climate scientists tell us that global warming is slowing the Gulf Stream and could render the UK and northern Europe a frozen wasteland unless we return them, and ourselves, to pre-industrial sustainable societies. But some yahoos with a satellite actually went out and measured the thing?
     
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    The "scientific" argument has been about the velocity, not the speed of the Gulf Stream.
     
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    What is the difference between speed and velocity ?
     

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