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Czech and Polish climate scientists just don’t get along – so who will be the right ones and who will be the wrong?


Gulf stream map

The North Atlantic's thermohaline circulation

 

Radio Praha, on their website http://www.radio.cz, published the following piece today which I allow myself to quote in order to comment on it below.
Czech meteorologists allay fears of Arctic winter

07-10-2010 14:18 | Daniela Lazarová

In recent days Italian and Polish forecasters have released reports suggesting that this winter could be the coldest Europe has seen in the last 1,000 years. The change is reportedly connected with the speed of the Gulf Stream which has allegedly slowed down in connection with the oil spill off the coast of Florida. Some scientists claim the stream will not be able to compensate the cold from Arctic winds –and according to their theory as the Gulf Stream wanes and eventually disappears Europe will have to brace for Arctic winters. Czech meteorologist Jan Pretel says this is utter nonsense: Read the rest of this entry

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