Climate crisis: Scientists spot warning signs of Gulf Stream collapse

A shutdown of the Atlantic currents would have devastating global impacts and cannot be allowed to happen, researchers say

Climate scientists have detected warning signs of the collapse of the Gulf Stream, one of the planet’s main potential tipping points.

, Climate crisis: Scientists spot warning signs of Gulf Stream collapse, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

The research found “an almost complete loss of stability over the last century” of the currents that researchers call the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). The currents are already at their slowest point in at least 1,600 years, but the new analysis shows it may be nearing a shutdown.

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