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    Default What’s going on in the North Atlantic?

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    The North Atlantic between Newfoundland and Ireland is practically the only region of the world that has defied global warming and even cooled. Last winter there even was the coldest on record – while globally it was the hottest on record. Our recent study (Rahmstorf et al. 2015) attributes this to a weakening of the Gulf Stream System, which is apparently unique in the last thousand years.
    The whole world is warming. The whole world? No! A region in the subpolar Atlantic has cooled over the past century – unique in the world for an area with reasonable data coverage (Fig. 1). So what’s so special about this region between Newfoundland and Ireland?

    Read more: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php?p=18156
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    Default Re: What’s going on in the North Atlantic?

    This explains the last three years of extended cold wet rainy spring in the Northeast, as well as some of the cold and snow fall farther south along the eastern seaboard. My climatologist friends tell me that owing to the slowing of the Gulf Stream as it is impacted by Arctic melt water, we can expect this to be the pattern for the foreseeable future. Not good news for me; the last couple of years I've been really challenged to raise seedlings in a warm sunny indoor spot.
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    Default Re: What’s going on in the North Atlantic?

    The subtitle; "The Role of Greenland" makes good sense, as well as the opening of sea lanes around the Arctic Circle, something that this article did not mention. But the blue arrow in the map showing the cold water flow appears to demonstrate both.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/arctic-c...lts-1414612143

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