Will the North Atlantic Gulf Stream really collapse due to climate change? “We are going to chat in Belgium” | Science and the planet

The North Atlantic Gulf Stream, a strong, warm ocean current, affects our climate in Western Europe. But since 1950, this situation seems to be weakening more and more. a New study Scientists at Utrecht University now suggest that a flash collapse is closer than thought. Arctic ice reaches as far away as Europe, sea levels rise by a metre, and large parts of the world are suddenly uninhabitable due to extreme heat. These are just a few of the possible scenarios that could unfold if the North Atlantic Gulf Stream stopped. But what exactly is this? What are those opportunities? What is the impact of this on Belgium? Climate scientist Dr. Lander van Tricht explains.


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02-27-24, 20:42

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