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The Gulf Stream is slowing down
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Scientists have been studying the oceans very carefully and they have come to the conclusion that the Gulf Stream is slowing down. This current is described as a major heat distribution method for the Atlantic. It effects the climate of Europe and eastern North America. 

https://www.straight.com/news/1058386/vi...ed-climate

What will it mean for the overall climate in Europe and North America? We don't really know. 
How will this effect ocean life. What will happen to the various animals whose lives depend on the climate being stable.
We humans might be able to pack and move if things become unbearable. What about all the many creatures whose lives depend on the weather. If an area becomes too hot or too cold it might no longer sustain life. 

What about the currents in other parts of the world? Are they being effected by climate change.  What can we expect as a result.

This is a very serious situation, but you don't hear people talking about it as a crisis. I hear people making global warming jokes regularly. We are in the middle of an extreme weather event here in southern Ontario. There is a very nasty ice storm out there. I hear people saying "so much for global warming". What about catastrophic climate change? That is what global warming really means. Changing the Gulf Stream is going to mean some very real climate changes. I doubt they will be for the better.
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Catherine

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This will be devastating for a large percentage of marine life.

The UK depends almost completely on the Gulf Stream for a moderate climate. Without it, we would get weather more suited to our latitude....which is far more severe.

Any change to the Gulf Stream will mean drastic weather changes for much of northern Europe and certainly for the UK and Ireland.
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