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A Major Ocean Current May Be Hurtling Towards Collapse

The ocean may have less time than we thought before massive, irreversible shifts take place. A new study finds that a crucial ocean system may reach its “tipping point” sooner than predicted if the rate of climate change continues at a breakneck pace.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Climatology, Earth Sciences, Effects Of Climate Change, Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, Physical Geography, Physical Oceanography, Climate Variability And Change, Chemical Oceanography, Abrupt Climate Change, Tipping Points In The Climate System, Thermohaline Circulation

The Arctic Ocean Was Once Filled With Fresh Water, New Research Suggests

Stunning new evidence suggests the Arctic Ocean was covered by a thick layer of ice and filled with fresh water on at least two occasions during the past 150,000 years. The observation could finally explain strange and dramatic climate anomalies associated with these glacial periods.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Oceans, Arctic, Arctic Ocean, Earth Sciences, Atlantic Ocean, Ice Age, Oceanography, Bering Sea, Fram Strait, Physical Geography, Physical Oceanography, Heinrich Event