Category Archives: Environment

Global warming, Gulf Stream and Scandinavian climate

During the first years of climate debate croakers predicted a new ice age in Scandinavia as a result of global warming and reduced Arctic sea ice. The “pump” of the Gulf Stream is the so-called deep-water formation when warm surface water is cooled and ice is formed. After ice formation the cold water with a higher salt content will sink as it has a higher density than the incoming warmer water. They predicted that less ice would reduce the power of the pump, thus leading to colder weather. It was…