Europe was once plunged into a mini ice age 13,000 years in the past after global warming brought about a mega-flood, geologists stated lately
Mark Bateman from the University of Sheffield, stated a catastrophic flood was once brought about when an ice sheet in the U.S melted inflicting an enormous quantity of freshwater to be dumped into the Arctic Ocean.
This resulted in the shutting down of the Gulf Stream ocean flow development that brings heat to Europe.
The discovering has showed previous theories about the most likely explanation for a surprising cooling duration referred to as the Younger Dryas when temperatures in Europe, very similar to lately, temporarily returned to ice age prerequisites. The cooling lasted for roughly 1,400 years.
‘Our analysis presentations that should you put a big quantity of unpolluted water into the North Atlantic in an overly quick house of time, that is what occurs,’ Dr Bateman stated.
His workforce’s paintings is revealed in the newest factor of the magazine Nature. The Gulf Stream acts like a conveyer belt by means of bringing heat water from the tropics to Europe whilst cold salty water sinks to the depths in the a ways north. This ‘overturning’ flow attracts in but extra heat water from the south.