Thursday, August 3, 2023

Researchers Warn: Atlantic Ocean Currents Could Collapse


Researchers are warning that the crucial ocean currents known as the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) could collapse as soon as 2025 — an impending, climate change-fueled disaster that could usher in a new era of extreme temperature fluctuations. (Wait, that’s what climate alarmists say has already been happening over the last number of years.)

A team of intrepid researchers, led by Peter Ditlevsen, professor and climate researcher at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, recently published a paper in the journal Nature Communications stating that the currents could collapse anywhere between 2025 and 2095.  That is, if we don't cut global carbon emissions, of course.

The intrepid researchers say, were the AMOC to collapse, much of the Western world could be plunged into an extended period of extreme cold, if previous collapses-- which have predominantly occurred during ice ages many thousands of years ago—are any guide.

"I think we should be very worried," Ditlevsen told The Guardian, a far-left British daily newspaper. "This would be a very, very large change. The AMOC has not been shut off for 12,000 years." At which time the melting of a massive glacial lake plunged Europe into an extreme cold spell for almost a millennium.

That’s funny, there were virtually no human-caused greenhouse gas emissions back then—and far less in the atmosphere, period. And there were dramatic and rapid changes in climate, from friggin’ ice ages to rapid warming? How can that be? Who was to blame? There were no capitalists then!

By analyzing statistics from the last 150 years, Ditlevsen and his team claim they've calculated with a 95 percent certainty that the AMOC will collapse between 2025 and 2095. Based on the most recent 150 years of data, the scientists are nearly certain the AMOC will collapse sometime in the next 72 years? Hmm.

The looming collapse, while plunging Europe and North America into what essentially amounts to a “nuclear winter,” will simultaneously contribute to further increased warming of the tropics, according to the researchers. They say that a collapsed AMOC could lead to temperature changes of ten to 15 degrees Celsius in just a decade’s time.

"Our result underscores the importance of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible," Ditlevsen said.

No, it doesn’t. It could be logically interpreted as quite the opposite, in fact. Moreover, the researchers, at least as reported in the linked article, never explained the alleged link between greenhouse gas emissions and collapse of the AMOC.

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