Ocean currents from the Arctic are warming

Nature News reports that the ocean water that flows from the Arctic Ocean today is two degrees Celsius warmer than it has been for two thousand years. Fifty or so metres under the Fram Strait, between Greenland and the Svalbard Islands, is a warmer current which in Summer has a water temperature of 6⁰C, significantly warmer than the surface temperature of the Arctic which is usually in summer just below freezing point. Continue reading