Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Nature Magazine: Atlantic Current Is Weakening


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The most recent study of the Atlantic currents show weakening of the rate of flow. Some scientists have speculated that a slower current could trigger a sudden ice age if all other meteorlogical and solar actions coincide to produce a plunge in the northern jet stream. The debate about this oscillation possibility rages on. Understanding this process is vital for our survival.
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