Gulf Stream Not Slowing Down, Not Going to Freeze us to Death, Shock

gulf stream watersThe Gulf Stream is slowing faster than at any time in the last millennium, claims a new paper published in the alarmist journal Nature Climate Change.

But the paper, whose co-authors include one Michael E Mann, appears to be contradicted by real-world evidence which shows nothing of the kind.

Here is what the leading expert in the field, H Thomas Rossby, a professor at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography said in 2014 about the Gulf Stream, which he has been measuring for the last 20 years.

“We find absolutely no evidence that suggests that the Gulf Stream is slowing down.”

So why does the new paper, lead-authored by alarmist Professor Stefan Rahmstorf, claim otherwise?

Well, whereas Professor Rosby measures the Gulf Stream using an incredibly accurate device called an acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP), Rahmstorf, Mann et al prefer to use computer models.

And not just any old computer models, either but – as Anthony Watts notes here – computer models based on “adjusted” (ie dodgy) data from GISS which they appear to have misconstrued.

For example, one plank of Rahmstorf and Mann’s argument is that a cold spot south of Greenland is caused by meltwater from Greenland and it is evidence of a slowed circulation.”

What this theory appears to ignore, however, is that far from melting more – as you would expect – Greenland’s ice mass on the contrary has been increasing this year and is above the 1990-2011 mean.


So which do we trust: the climate models? Or reality?

Hmm. Tough one.


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    Can we expect another hockey stick ?

    I’d vote for reality and a lot less BS from the earth has a fever promoters .

    Here is my common ground… climate changes …whoopee, get over it cause we
    don’t have enough magic dust to change billions of years that little fact .

    If the general population can be scared by an obvious fact we are in worse shape than I thought .

    The issue is they can’t sell scary global warming any more so they hide behind an indisputable fact… climate changes .

    Who would have guessed ?

    To the promoters of the scary global warming religion this is the equivalent of them saying we must control when sun spots occur .Good !@#$ luck .

    IT’s about the mon mon …money and power .

    I will take warming over cooling so fortunately we are still coming out of the last ice age .

    So is Professor Rossby now branded as a “denier ‘ . can he expect a letter
    from high school science graduate Democrats ?

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