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An Atlantic current system that controls sea levels and heat waves is on the brink of collapse – Salon

If Atlantic circulation weakens too much, we will see flooded cities, heatwaves and major winter storms

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A massive current system that runs deep throughout the vast Atlantic Ocean has an effect on temperatures, climate, sea levels and weather systems around the world. Any disruption to its flow could have rapid and catastrophic effects on the global climate. And a new study has some dreary predictions about the future of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, as it is known, and whether it might cease completely in the coming decades.
This comes from a new study published Thursday in the…

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