The Gulf Stream Explained

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Published: October 11, 2013
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Learn about the role of the sea in global warming.

The global conveyer belt is part of the large-scale ocean circulation that is driven by differences in the density of the waters. It plays a key role in keeping the climate at balance and Europe warm. Global warming may change it forever with unforeseeable consequences.

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