Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Warmists Are Wrong! The Gulf Stream is Just Fine After All. Imagine That!

Benny Peiser's Global Warming Policy Foundation Reports
Observations Refute Claims That Climate Change Is Slowing Pace Of Gulf Stream
20 Years Of Data Demonstrates Gulf Stream Is Stable

In contrast to recent claims of a Gulf Stream slowdown, two decades of directly measured velocity across the current show no evidence of a decrease. --T. Rossby et al., Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 41, Issue 1, pages 114–120, 16 January 2014

New NASA measurements of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, part of the global ocean conveyor belt that helps regulate climate around the North Atlantic, show no significant slowing over the past 15 years. The data suggest the circulation may have even sped up slightly in the recent past. --NASA News, 25 March 2010
The Gulf Stream that helps to keep Britain from freezing over in winter is slowing down faster now than at any time in the past millennium according to a study suggesting that major changes are taking place to the ocean currents of the North Atlantic. --Steve Connor, The Independent, 24 March 2015

Several recent studies have generated a great deal of publicity for their claims that the warming climate is slowing the pace of the Gulf Stream. They say that the Gulf Stream is decreasing in strength as a result of rising sea levels along the East Coast. However, none of the studies include any direct measurements of the current over an extended period to prove their point. But this is exactly what has been underway at the University of Rhode Island and Stony Brook University for the last 20 years: measurement of the strength of the Gulf Stream. And according to a paper published in Geophysical Research Letters, the researchers find no evidence that the Gulf Stream is slowing down. These new results reinforce earlier findings about the stability of Gulf Stream transport based on observations from as far back as the 1930s. --University of Rhode Island, 3 March 2014

The ADCP measures currents at very high accuracy, and so through the repeat measurements we take year after year, we have a very powerful tool by which to monitor the strength of the current. There are variations of the current over time that are natural -- and yes, we need to understand these better -- but we find absolutely no evidence that suggests that the Gulf Stream is slowing down. – Prof H. Thomas Rossby, University of Rhose Island, 3 March 2014

From your “Day after Tomorrow” department (where a slowing Gulf Stream turned NYC into an icebox) comes the claim [that the Gulf Stream is slowing due to Greenland ice melt], from the bowels of Mannian Science. Unfortunately, it looks to be of the caliber of Mann’s Hockey Schtick science. --Anthony Watts, Watts Up With That, 24 March 2015

Overall the latest paper by Rahmstorf and Mann did not even survive birth. --Pierre Gosselin, NoTricksZone, 24 March 2015  (Is it possible fewer people are impressed with Mann?  I can't wait for him to finally have to turn over this "dirty laundry" (his words) and face questioning under oath in his SLAPP suit against Mark Styne.  He lost in Canada because he failed to do either, and I keep wondering why he and his supporters aren't being sued by Tim Ball and others since that ruling.  RK)

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