Climate crisis: the world faces catastrophic weather changes

Climate crisis: the world faces catastrophic weather changes
Climate crisis: the world faces catastrophic weather changes
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The Gulf Stream and other currents in the Atlantic Ocean have shown an almost complete loss of stability over the past 100 years. This will lead to inevitable catastrophic changes in global weather in the world, writes the Guardian, citing a study by climatologist Niklas Boers of the Potsdam Institute for the Study of Climate Change.

The climatologist notes that the Atlantic meridional circulation (AMOS) system of ocean currents, existing due to the difference in temperatures and salinity in different parts of the World Ocean, has weakened to a maximum for a period of at least 1.6 thousand years, and may soon completely stop.

The reasons for the weakening are the melting of glaciers, which reduces the salinity of the ocean, as well as an increase in global temperature.

Disrupted circulation of AMOS can lead to the loss of stability of other components of the global climate system, including tropical monsoons, ice sheets and Amazon forests.

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All of these factors can have disastrous consequences for the planet. In particular, the rainfall regime on which the growing food of billions of people in India, South America and West Africa depends. Sea levels off the east coast of North America could also rise, leading to more storms and lower temperatures in Europe.

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