The Florida Current is weakening, here's why scientists are concerned

"A new research paper in Nature Communications echoes the findings that climate scientists around the world are observing - parts of the Gulf Stream are slowing down.

Ocean currents are complex and have far-reaching impacts on all continents on Earth. From the icebergs that float past Newfoundland to the harbours that never freeze in northern Norway, the warmth from the Gulf Stream plays a key role in the climates that we are familiar with today.

The long-term effects that the warming atmosphere has on the oceans are not just difficult to see, they are also not widely understood. Changes in ocean currents naturally occur, but present-day climate change is threatening impacts to the Florida Current, which is considered the official beginning of the Gulf Stream System. "

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