The article published in Nature Communication by David Hutchinson et al. has made it to the Swedish media:

Golfströmmen är beroende av saltvatten för att fungera. Foto: NASA

Switching on the Atlantic heat pump

34 million years ago the warm ‘greenhouse climate’ of the dinosaur age ended and the colder ‘icehouse climate’ of today commenced. Antarctica glaciated first and geological data imply that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, the global ocean conveyor belt of heat and nutrients that today helps keep Europe warm, also started at this time. Why exactly, has remained a mystery.

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