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Why you should care about a changing ocean circulation

Lately there have been several stories in the news about the ocean circulation in the Atlantic slowing down, as measured by buoys in the Gulf Stream and with other sensors. But you might not know why this is important for earth’s climate. This article from InsideClimateNews.org provides a good basic description of how the oceanic conveyor belt works and why climatologists are worried about it getting slower. You can read it at https://insideclimatenews.org/news/07052018/atlantic-ocean-circulation-slowing-climate-change-heat-temperature-rainfall-fish-why-you-should-care.