Global Warming’s Impact on Ocean Currents to Amplify Sea Level Rise
Two new studies published in the scientific journal Nature have identified a dramatic weakening of a key northern Atlantic Ocean current, the AMOC.
For the Real News, I speak with a lead author of one of those studies, Levke Caesar of the Potsdam Institute. As Levke explains, if the AMOC collapses, the east coast of the United States would experience rapid sea level rise over and above the sea level rise currently anticipated due to the melting of glaciers and ice sheets. In addition, a collapse in the AMOC would precipitate more extreme temperatures in Europe.
My interview of Levke can be seen here: