I’ve been hearing of “the new ice age” since the 1970s, which we were supposed to be heading into in the next 10 years. Did it get colder for a while? Yes. Then it got warmer again.
When you have some time, read up on the Global Ocean Conveyor, also known as the Atlantic Heat Conveyor.
Interesting reading. Chilling, if I may say so.
Seawater moves through the Atlantic as part of the Global Ocean Conveyor, the regular pattern by which seawater travels the world’s oceans. The water in the Global Ocean Conveyor circulates because of differences in water density. In the North Atlantic, the differences in water density are mainly ca…