The Gulf Stream is an ocean current that keeps Britain warm by dragging water northwards from the tropics
Now scientists have revealed that a part of the Stream came to a temporary halt for ten days during November 2004.
No one is quite sure what this means. Will it happen again? Is it a sign of the current stuttering to a permanent halt?
‘A complete shutdown would lead to a 4C-6C cooling over 20 years.’ A new ice age…