Warm socks against Global Warming

Because the Earth is warmer, globally, need to guard against the northern Europeans soon warm socks. This contradiction is, in fact, none. Owing to higher temperatures in the Arctic and Greenland in the near future could lead to Europe's energy bomb, the Gulf, are becoming weaker and eventually absent.

Currently, these currents carried from the tropics is hardly conceivable amount of energy - is equivalent to one hundred times what the human world of the energy consumed - to Europe. This energy heats the earth's surface in the region, the average annual rate of at least five degrees Celsius. If the Gulf of, does this mean for northern Europe eiskalte about ten degrees colder winter. And this is - to natural emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide or methane - possibly happen in the next century, researchers warn in the British magazine Now Ecologista.
Background is the recognition that the Gulf Stream in the Arctic, the relatively high concentration of salt near the surface of the ocean water as a motor. Too much fresh water entering the rivers in the northern hemisphere, or the melting of polar ice caps of Greenland ice or salt water affects these engines like the sand in the gears a gasoline engine. The Gulf Stream begins to "jump" and eventually die. Flows of only 0.25 percent more freshwater into the North Atlantic, do this - so the data from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies - to a sudden end Nordwärtsströmung of the Gulf.

Hardly noticed by the world public opinion is already a similar power in the Mediterranean Sea by global warming, collapsed. In the past cold water flowed from the Adriatic Sea on the seabed along the southeastern Aegean Sea and the Levantine Basin. In turn, poured hot water from the Aegean Sea in the Adriatic. But this is no longer the case. Because of a likely global warming, caused increased evaporation of water and less fresh water near the surface of the salt waters of the eastern Mediterranean. Instead of coming to this northeast reduces hot water from now on the seabed of the Aegean - with unknown consequences for the ecosystem of the Mediterranean.

This example of how to respond to the current sensitive to climate change, should be warning enough. Europeans should not wait until the Gulf has changed its direction, but the next time you go shopping warm wool. Then we could take effect next winter Einzuheizen in socks - in the food cycle of sheep grazing - the use of solar energy stocks. There would be no fossil fuels and thus saving greenhouse gases and the Gulf perhaps a little more alive. []

Source: http://www.eco-world.de/scripts/basics/econews/basics.prg?a_no=479