How Climate Change Could Jam The World’s Ocean Circulation

Scientists are closely monitoring a key current in the North Atlantic to see if rising sea temperatures and increased freshwater from melting ice are altering the “ocean conveyor belt” — a vast oceanic stream that plays a major role in the global climate system.

by Nicola Jones

Article: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/will_climate_change_jam_the_global_ocean_conveyor_belt/3030/