Daily Archives: July 19, 2018

Slowing Gulf Stream current to boost warming for 20 years – BBC News

By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent
19 July 2018

The prospect of the Gulf Stream slowing down and even stopping altogether has worried many experts in recent years.

Some believed that this would cause a rapid cooling around the world with resulting global chaos.

But a new study finds the Gulf Stream go-slow will have a significant impact on planetary temperatures, but not in a chilled out way.

The Gulf Stream is an ocean current that keeps the UK warmer than it would be given its latitude alone.

Researchers say a slower current will carry less heat down to the deep oceans meaning more will enter the atmosphere.

Worries over the fate of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (Amoc), of which the Gulf Stream is part, were graphically illustrated in the 2004 film, The Day After Tomorrow.

It focused on a sudden collapse of the Amoc caused by global warming leading to a disastrous freezing and the dawning of a new ice age.

So much for Hollywood – the reality according to the corresponding author of this new study is very different.

“The headlines have said that the Gulf Stream is collapsing and the Ice Age is coming sooner than scientists think,” Prof Ka-Kit Tung from the University of Washington told BBC News.


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Bernie Sanders Slams Rand Paul’s Delusional Rant On Russia

Published on Jul 19, 2018

Bernie Sanders handles Rand Paul’s attempt to stop the Senate from moving forward on a response to Russia over their interference to get Trump elected in the 2016 United States presidential election.

The Issues Corporate Media Won’t Talk About

Senator Bernie Sanders
Published on Jul 19, 2018

What we heard on Monday night was extraordinary. It’s the kind of stuff that should be shown much, much more in the mainstream media.

Bernie Sanders Responds To Trump’s Putin Meeting

Published on Jul 19, 2018

Senator Bernie Sanders urges the United States Senate to build a response to Russia’s interference in America’s 2016 presidential election.

South Africa’s Chinese community anticipates President Xi’s visit

CGTN Africa
Published on Jul 19, 2018

While he’s in South Africa, the Chinese president will attend the BRICS summit in Johannesburg. Leading members of the Chinese community say they’re looking forward to President Xi’s visit — and its fruitful outcomes.

China eyes the United Arab Emirates as a trading hub

CGTN Africa
Published on Jul 19, 2018

So, what’s the significance of President Xi Jinping’s visit to the Middle East and Africa? Well, China has been building ties with the countries on President Xi’s itinerary. CGTN’s Vik Chege takes us through China’s relations with the UAE.

Dubai Water & Electricity Authority hails Chinese investment

CGTN Africa
Published on Jul 19, 2018

Chinese companies have been developing major projects in the UAE in the past few years. CGTN’s Yasser Hakim sat down with the CEO of the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority to discuss some of them.