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Research Indicates Ocean Current Shutdown May Be Gradual


July 16, 2009

earth and environment graphic The findings of a major new study are consistent with gradual changes of current systems in the North Atlantic Ocean, rather than a more sudden shutdown that could lead to rapid climate changes in Europe and elsewhere. Full Story

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