Stefan Rahmstorf – Is the Gulf Stream System Slowing?

Stefan Rahmstorf – Is the Gulf Stream System Slowing?

A slowdown or even collapse of the Gulf Stream System as a result of global warming has long been a concern of climate scientists and has fuelled the imagination of Hollywood. Regular direct observations of this giant ocean current system do not go back far enough to tell whether there is any long-term trend. However, in recent years indirect evidence is mounting for a remarkable slowdown over the 20th Century.