Thursday, May 17, 2007
Global Cooling No Longer in the Forecast
There is still a debate in the general public about the possibility of the greenhouse effect causing global cooling, despite this theory being dropped by all major climatologists of the world.
The idea that sparred the misinformation was that melting ice shelves could cool the Gulf Stream and stop the North Atlantic Current, which brings warm waters from the equator up to countries well above the 45th parallel, such as France.
While northern European countries may indeed face cooler water temperatures, climatologists now agree that the overall effect of global warming will reduce the cooling, and that even places like Greenland will face higher temperatures in the future.
for the New York Times Article