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rodbarnett Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-04 02:14 PM
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Global warming will plunge Britain into new ice age 'within decades'
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By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor
25 January 2004


Britain is likely to be plunged into an ice age within our lifetime by global warming, new research suggests.

A study, which is being taken seriously by top government scientists, has uncovered a change "of remarkable amplitude" in the circulation of the waters of the North Atlantic.

Similar events in pre-history are known to have caused sudden "flips" of the climate, bringing ice ages to northern Europe within a few decades. The development - described as "the largest and most dramatic oceanic change ever measured in the era of modern instruments", by the US Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, which led the research - threatens to turn off the Gulf Stream, which keeps Europe's weather mild.

If that happens, Britain and northern Europe are expected to switch abruptly to the climate of Labrador - which is on the same latitude - bringing a nightmare scenario where farmland turns to tundra and winter temperatures drop below -20C. The much-heralded cold snap predicted for the coming week would seem balmy by comparison.


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  -Global warming will plunge Britain into new ice age 'within decades' rodbarnett  Jan-26-04 02:14 PM   #0 
  - I think the words "will" and "ice age" are a little strong  pmbryant   Jan-26-04 02:28 PM   #1 
  - Considering that the Gulf Stream is already diminishing...  IrateCitizen   Jan-26-04 02:29 PM   #2 
     - Absolutely  pmbryant   Jan-26-04 02:32 PM   #3 
        - Its easy for americans to say what you say  sweetheart   Jan-26-04 02:47 PM   #9 
           - I think you've mistaken me for someone else  pmbryant   Jan-26-04 03:03 PM   #12 
              - not you personally  sweetheart   Jan-26-04 03:14 PM   #13 
                 - Thanks  pmbryant   Jan-26-04 03:32 PM   #16 
  - Didn't two ice burgs that were millions of years old, melt last summer?  patricia92243   Jan-26-04 02:33 PM   #4 
  - Well, they say it's a 'natural' shift in climate  tridim   Jan-26-04 02:41 PM   #7 
  - well...  highlonesome   Jan-26-04 03:19 PM   #14 
     - This petition was a fraud  jpak   Jan-26-04 03:37 PM   #17 
        - Looks like this particular myth has been circulating for a while now  pmbryant   Jan-26-04 03:53 PM   #19 
           - Yup, and it drives me nuts...  jpak   Jan-26-04 04:02 PM   #20 
              - That one I'm familiar with :-)  pmbryant   Jan-26-04 04:06 PM   #21 
  - they predicted the same thing for north america in the 70's...  EV1Ltimm   Jan-26-04 02:35 PM   #5 
     - The language is a bit overblown, but dismissing it entirely is foolhardy  pmbryant   Jan-26-04 02:39 PM   #6 
     - noted...  EV1Ltimm   Jan-26-04 03:00 PM   #11 
     - while I agree  Viking12   Jan-26-04 02:42 PM   #8 
        - Not so bunk...  EV1Ltimm   Jan-26-04 02:52 PM   #10 
           - Yes bunk  jpak   Jan-26-04 03:21 PM   #15 
              - No shit?  EV1Ltimm   Jan-26-04 03:51 PM   #18 
 

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