Gulf Stream and the Next Ice Age


Could Dublin’s climate ever resemble that of Spitzberg in the Arctic Ocean or could London one day be as cold as Siberia? Is there an “Achilles’ Heel” in Europe’s climate? Would we face a catastrophe if the warm, strong currents of the Gulf Stream stop flowing?

Gulf Stream and the Next Ice Age is an odyssey that takes us from Europe to America in search of an answer to these questions. In France, Scotland and Norway, we take a look at how Europe’s coastal population depends on the Gulf Stream.

Through the use of computerized animation and explanations from specialists from Columbia University’s French Polar Research Centre in the Greenland Sea, we get a clear understanding of what would happen if the Gulf Stream ceased to influence the climate in Northern Europe.

Gulf Stream and the Next Ice Age