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Europe is fastest-warming continent, at nearly twice the average global rate, report says

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Yet, it's still significantly cooler than when Greenland was actually green and Norsemen grew grapes there, and again cooler than during Medieval Warm Period. Humans thrived during the warm periods.

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Yet, it's still significantly cooler than when Greenland was actually green and Norsemen grew grapes there, and again cooler than during Medieval Warm Period. Humans thrived during the warm periods.

Any actual scientific source for this claim? because that is not what the scientific consensus has to say about the current situation, specially taking into account the current phenomenon is not local but global, which means that it was not observed on certain regions as before, but all around the globe, more on some regions than others but none remaining unaffected.

And also because it is not projected to resolve in the future but instead become more and more serious with disastrous consequences for life on the planet, specially for humans.

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Any actual scientific source for this claim?

The Alfred E. Neuman approach to climate change does not allow for science, and neither do the websites that tell people that everyone else is wrong, everything is fine, and they can carry on as usual.

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We must stabilize our planet's climate system, which undergoes an accelerated process of warming up.

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Lol, maybe life was better near the poles. How about the rest of the globe?

Yet, it's still significantly cooler than when Greenland was actually green and Norsemen grew grapes there, and again cooler than during Medieval Warm Period. Humans thrived during the warm periods.

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IF the Atlantic Ocean Gulf Stream shuts down, as may happen due to the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, then Europe, and especially Northern Europe, could get much colder than it is today.

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IF the Atlantic Ocean Gulf Stream shuts down

Not going to happen unless the earth stops rotating. Are you perhaps thinking of the AMOC?

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dev, please provide argumentation for your last statement.

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dev, please provide argumentation for your last statement.

What part do you not understand and/or aren't willing to look up for yourself?

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dev, you stated above that the shutting down of the Atlantic Ocean Gulf Stream is not going to happen unless the earth stops rotating, without providing any argumentation for this statement.

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What would, in your mind, be an appropriate "argumentation" for the Gulf Stream being caused by wind patterns and the Earth's rotation, neither of which will be turned off even by the most extreme climate change effects?

As I said, 1glenn may be thinking of the AMOC, which is connected to but distinct from the Gulf Stream.

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Ok, now you provided the argumentation. However, in my opinion this argumentation has a drawback, because while the Earth's rotation is indeed stable, other variables such as winds and temperature are dynnamic.

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other variables such as winds and temperature are dynnamic.

Please provide argumentation for this statement.

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dev, we are witessing the dynamism of the temperature. This is documented in this very article.

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we are witessing the dynamism of the temperature

I'm not entirely sure what that has to do with the Gulf Stream. That "dynamism" does not stop winds and the Earth from rotating.

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The rotation of the Earth is stable, but winds are the result of pressure gradients. And the pressure is very much related to temperature.

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I've also thought there was a danger of the Gulf Stream stopping. But it seems I'm a little ignorant of that whole process of ocean currents. There is some information about the Gulf Stream and AMOC at the link below.

https://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/feature/will-the-gulf-stream-really-shut-down

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Europe is fastest-warming continent, at nearly twice the average global rate, report says

Makes sense that a continent would be warmer than others.

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Makes sense that a continent would be warmer than others

Yes, it makes sense that certain regions of the globe would be warmer and other would be cooler. But note that a region which had used to be cool is warming up rapidly.

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Europe may be the fastest warming inhabited continent, but Antarctica is warming faster.

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Makes sense that a continent would be warmer than others.

That is the thing, science tend to make sense, specially when it concludes the change is product of human activity and will be disastrous even with measures to reduce the effect.

What makes no sense are antiscientific people still trying to claim this is just something natural and non-important.

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