By Sean Breslin weather.com
Gulhttps://weather.com/news/news/2018-04-12-gulf-stream-slowing-climate-change-studyf Stream Slowest in 1600 Years Could Cause Changes in Weather
At a Glance
- A new study has found the Gulf Stream is circulating at its slowest rate in at least 1,600 years.
- Climate change is to blame for the slowdown, the study also concluded.
- If the circulation stops completely, it would have catastrophic impacts on our weather.
For years, scientists have studied a spot in the North Atlantic Ocean that has bucked the trend of a warming world. Now, they know what impact this colder-than-average region is having on the Gulf Stream.
According to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, the Gulf Stream is flowing at its slowest rate in at least 1,600 years, and climate change is the likely culprit…
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