‘We are approaching the tipping point’: Marker for the collapse of key Atlantic current discovered

Scientists have discovered a key warning sign before a crucial Atlantic current collapses and plunges the Northern Hemisphere into climate chaos.  The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) carries warm water north from the Southern Hemisphere, where it releases heat and freezes. The freezing process concentrates salt in the non-frozen portion of the ocean water; this … Read more

If the Atlantic Ocean Loses Circulation, What Happens Next?

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Superstorms, abrupt climate shifts and New York City frozen in ice. That’s how the blockbuster Hollywood movie “The Day After Tomorrow” depicted an abrupt shutdown of the Atlantic Ocean’s circulation and the catastrophic consequences. While Hollywood’s vision was … Read more

It’s Confirmed. A Major Atlantic Ocean Current Is Verging on Collapse. : ScienceAlert

Last year a concerning study suggested one of Earth’s major ocean currents is racing towards collapse. Unfortunately, new data now backs that up. “The temperature, sea level and precipitation changes will severely affect society, and the climate shifts are unstoppable on human time scales,” the authors of the latest study warn in an article for … Read more

AMOC collapse: Atlantic current shutdown is a real danger, suggests simulation

An ocean current that flows from the tropics to the North Atlantic has a big influence on Europe’s climate Jens Carsten Rosemann Is there a serious risk of the Atlantic current that warms Europe slowing to a halt as the planet heats up? Yes, according to the most detailed computer simulation run so far – … Read more

Critically-Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale Found Dead, Tangled in Rope : ScienceAlert

A North Atlantic right whale was found dead off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, in a blow to efforts to protect the critically endangered species. The female whale was found on Joseph Sylvia State Beach, Massachusetts, on Sunday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Her tail was tangled up in thick rope, … Read more

A Record-Sized Deep Sea Coral Reef Was Mapped in The Atlantic, And It’s Breathtaking : ScienceAlert

Dense thickets of ghostly corals shelter myriads of unfamiliar sea creatures have been found covering a vast area of the deep Atlantic, breaking records to become the largest known deep sea reef. “It’s eye-opening – it’s breathtaking in scale,” says Scripps Institution of Oceanography marine biologist Stuart Sandin. We barely have a clue what these … Read more