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submitted 8 months ago by Haus@kbin.social to c/news@lemmy.world

A new study has confirmed that the Gulf Stream, a crucial ocean current that helps regulate climate and sea levels, is weakening. The flow of warm water through the Florida Straits has slowed by 4% over the past four decades. This slowdown has significant implications for the world's climate, and scientists are concerned that it may be a sign of further weakening to come.

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[-] Coskii@lemmy.blahaj.zone 9 points 8 months ago

After becoming YouTube educated on this matter.. Not to that extent. The main thing to notice in the short term is the slowing of the gulf stream will reallocate 'sea level' on either side of the ocean.. Which sounds like a 3ish ft increase on the west, and the same as a decline for the east.

I'm not a water science person though, so I'm just mimicking words.

[-] shasta@lemm.ee 3 points 8 months ago

Woohoo go east coast! We're safe!

[-] blazeknave@lemmy.world 1 points 8 months ago

Oh, I thought he meant like "The West" and "The East"

[-] Coskii@lemmy.blahaj.zone 1 points 8 months ago

From the perspective of the ocean. So the west of the ocean is the eastern seaboard of the US, and the other side being Europe and Africa.

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