We hear all the time that global warming causes this and global warming causes that. So what does a scientist have to say on the matter? Michael Schirber, a staff writer at Live Science reports.
Since the late 1960s, much of the North Atlantic Ocean has become less salty, in part due to increases in fresh water runoff induced by global warming, scientists say. Now for the first time researchers have quantified this fresh water influx, allowing them to predict the long-term effects on a "conveyor belt" of ocean currents.That is not all that global warming causes. Let us look at another report from Catherine Brahic a writer at New Scientist.
Climate changes in the Northern Hemisphere have melted glaciers and brought more rain, dumping more fresh water into the oceans, according to the analysis.
Tim Boyer of the US National Oceanographic Data Center and colleagues compiled salinity data gathered by fisheries, navy and research ships travelling across the North Atlantic between 1955 and 2006. They found that during this time, the layer of water that makes up the top 400 metres has gradually become saltier.So there you have it. Global warming is the cause if oceans get saltier and global warming is the cause if the oceans are becoming less saline.
The seawater is probably becoming saltier due to global warming, Boyer says.
I think this proves the science is settled. Any change in the environment is caused by global warming. You may now give Al Gore all your money.
Cross Posted at Classical Values and at The Astute Bloggers
H/T Commenter Mark R at Climate Audit