Nature 09/11/19 Sea in Siberia: what will happen to Russia if cooled the Gulf stream
For the twentieth century surface temperature of the Earth increased by 0.8 degrees. A large part of scientists convinced that the planet is experiencing a maximum temperature, which in 50 years be replaced by global cooling. There will come a new ice age and climate changes in Central Siberia, formed a huge sea.
Emerging in the Gulf of Mexico the Gulf stream(warm current) drives heated at the equator the water flows to the North, where they give off heat into the atmosphere. At the end point of the movement for fully cools down and because of the differences in salinity waters of the Arctic ocean, the Gulf stream goes down and becomes the Labrador current, which moves South. Due to the transition of warm flow to cold and back again, the Earth has huge natural heater.
However, if the temperature of the North pole will rise by at least 1.2 degrees, glaciers will melt and huge amounts of fresh water gets into the Arctic ocean. There it would interfere with the flow of the Gulf stream. Because of this, the cooling flow will stop falling to the bottom. As a result, the Gulf stream will not be able to go to the Labrador current, and natural oven will no longer heat.
Stop the flow will not happen immediately, so global climate change will be gradual. Lowering the temperature will lead to the loss of huge amounts of snow and formation of ice. The white color reflects 9 times more sunlight than the black earth, so winter on the planet will be virtually no cease.
According to research scientist Valery Chumakov, the cold will lead to the formation along the line of the Northern coast of Russia natural ice wall. A new obstacle will violate the habitual course of the great Siberian rivers Yenisei, Lena, Ob. As a result, in their mouth formed a huge ice dam and floods will be more. After a while an ice dam will completely stop the drain water from the Siberian rivers will not go into the ocean and flood the surrounding lowlands.
For a few decades in Siberia will be a huge sea. The water level of the new object will rise to 130 metres, and through the Turgai trough in the East of the Urals will penetrate in the European part of the continent. Flooded will be the Turan lowland. The Aral and Caspian seas are joined, and their depth reaches 80 meters. Don to turn into the overflowing river of the planet(width up to 50 metres), and a new sea will flood the vast territory of Russia.
the Entire process will take from 50 to 70 years and the problem will not be only in Russian. At the time of formation of the Siberian sea, the entire Scandinavia, the British Isles, parts of Germany and France will be covered with ice.
In the early 60’s, Soviet engineers proposed to build in the Bering Strait a huge dam, which will pump water from the Arctic ocean to the Pacific. Due to the shortage of water masses warm currents from the Atlantic further into the Arctic ocean, and the Gulf stream lasted to the mouth of the Yenisei.
the Idea of the dam was purchased in the USSR in popularity. Information about it printed in a children’s encyclopedia and images of the future mega structures were placed on matchboxes. It is believed that the project “has cut” the highest military ranks, which were built in the North is strategically important for the defense of the state of objects. Refused to build because of its cost.
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