From Mother Jones: http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2011/01/big-changes-north-atlantic-currents
By Julia Whitty
Tue Jan. 4, 2011
There’s an important paper in early view in PNAS describing profound changes in the dominant currents of the North Atlantic since the 1970s. What’s intriguing here—apart from the findings—is the method of determining these changes.
The authors used new technology to parse the story of ocean circulation from the story of ocean productivity using the skeletons of deepwater gorgonian corals. Specifically, they employed a process of amino acid analysis of nitrogen stable isotopes (δ15N-AA), as recorded in the growth rings of corals living between Newfoundland and Maine.
The technique promises to be a kind of Rosetta Stone for deciphering the ecological and physical history of the oceans.
The results reveal a sharply declining influence of the Labrador Current (colder, less saline, and nutrient-poor) in favor of Gulf Stream waters (warmer, saltier, nutrient-rich) since the 1970s, compared to the previous 1,800 years.
Continue reading at: http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2011/01/big-changes-north-atlantic-currents
Se also Planet Save: http://planetsave.com/2011/01/05/ocean-currents-changing-due-to-global-warming/
The climate change deniers often seem to have mysterious ties with the same sort of quasi-religious cults that push strangely fictitious ideas like “Creation Science” and Creation museums where one can see Adam and Eve (created from a rib of Adam) riding dinosaurs ala Hanna-Barbera’s “The Flintstones”.
While the non-science idea of Adam,Eve and Barney (if we are going for the impossible let’s make the dinosaur purple and shoot for the ridiculous) might seem good for a bunch of yucks at the ignorant yokel’s expense there is something far more dangerous going on.
I am firmly convinced that among the powerful of the Christo-Nazis and I might add Islamo-Fascists there is a real awareness that we have hit peak everything and have way too many people. That we face either shared burden and austerity measures for everyone while limiting population by rigidly restricting births or will alternatively face a radical population crash.
Dominionism along with other Armageddon preaching quasi-religious cults preach of a chosen few who will survive the end of the world, sort of the way Noah supposedly survived some sort of mythical flood. The leaders know that having 94% of the wealth concentrated in the hands of 20% of the people helps insure that that 20% will have a better chance of surviving.
The trick is to get their virtual slaves to keep from revolting by getting them to think they too are among the elite.
They (the wealthy elite) also have the goal of keeping the economy contributing to that 94% of the wealth that is in the hands of the elite. If that huge amassed fortune of the tiny minority were to be utilized it might help prevent or at least mitigate the looming disaster so we might work for a softer landing in a 200-500 year plan that would gradually lower the population to 1-2 billion and have a stabilized, sustainable planet.
The problem as the rich elites and the powerful Masters of the Universe see it is that such a long term goal would require a much more unified and egalitarian world society where people work for shared common goals rather than in competition for dominance.
The battle for the environment is one the secularists must win, the fate of the world depends on our being victorious over the forces of intellectual darkness.