Thursday, September 15, 2011

4,000 year cycle in the North-Atlantic Ocean?

Is it possible that the North Atlantic current is slowing down or coming to a halt as a result of a 4,000 year cycle change? Sirpa Hakkinen, lead author and researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center says the current has already weakened and, "If this trend continues, it could indicate reorganization of the ocean climate system, perhaps with changes in the whole climate system”.

A cataclysmic event that occurred around 2,200BC caused immense droughts throughout much of Africa, and extending as far as Greece, Turkey, and Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq).

Research conducted by Dr. Fekri Assan has shown that the great ancient Egyptian Empire was all but wiped out by a massive climate change. In fact, a total of 6 great civilisations of that era were simultaneously reduced to dust due to a prolonged drought 4,000 years ago.
The birth of the Sahara desert turned a once green continent of Africa covered in forests and lakes, into one of the most uninhabitable places on the planet around what is estimated at being 8,000 years ago, as a result of changes in ocean currents.

Something also happened 12,000 years ago where the average temperature dropped by 7 degrees, wiping out the woolly mammoth and several species of mammals. Scientist are not exactly certain as to what might have caused this event, but do know that this change was sudden, and once again, the Atlantic current most likely played a role.

Is this 4,000 year pattern a coincidence? If not, we are due.

A team of researchers have recently discovered a new current called ‘North Icelandic Jet’ and believe it might play an important role in the great ocean conveyor belt, critical to controlling climate.

Could an increase in severe weather such as hurricanes, tornadoes and droughts be a precursor or warning of an imminent start of a mini ice age, an event called the ‘younger dryas cold period’?

The good news is that based on past events, a change in the current would not be as severe as how it was portrayed in the sci-fi movie called ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ and plunge humanity in an all-out full scale ice age, but its impact would still be immensely devastating.

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