Monday, May 16, 2005

Day after Today

Britain faces big chill as ocean current slows

These things can certainly change faster than we generally appreciate. Such a fine line between boiling and freezing. I seems that the world climate is indeed changing and the result of all this warming may be another Ice Age. But in the increasing chaos of our weather, even change is not constant.

Ok, what I going on? The oceanic current that heats Europe and circulates around the Atlantic may be shutting down. It may never completely shut down, but what is known, is that the current by the sea around Greenland, a crucial junction, is a mere quarter what it was just a few years ago. This is a major change. It could have been something like this that caused the Little Ice Age that Europe went through a few centuries ago.

I can tell you this for certain, it has been weird weather here in Idaho this year. We have had over 4 inches of rain, when our average has been a little over an inch, and with the drought, we have not even been getting that.

"The Day after Tomarrow" was certainly fiction, but it had enough truth that we would do well to take head.

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