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The Big Chill

Here is a TV program I watched earlier.

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The Big Chill – programme summary

Remember that long, hot summer? You might never see its like again. And all that talk of global warming? Forget it.

This season’s first Horizon reveals that a growing number of experts fear Britain could be heading for a climate like Alaska. Our ports could be frozen over. Ice storms could ravage the country, and London could see snow lying for weeks on end. It would be the biggest change in the British way of life since the last Ice Age.

The first signs that such a disaster could happen came from deep within the ice sheet of Greenland. Scientists discovered that the Earth’s past was littered with sudden, drastic drops in temperature.

The big question was: could it ever happen again? Clues came from tiny shells at the bottom of the Atlantic; a huge glacier on the move in Arctic and some alarming discoveries in the far north of Russia.

In the end there came the terrifying revelation: the Gulf Stream, that vast current of water that keeps us warm, could be cut off.

According to one scientist, there is a one in two chance it will happen in the next century.

Others say a climatic catastrophe could be heading our way in just twenty years time.

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My conclusion: 8.1/10. They have credible sources/people/experts to talk about their findings except one or two. However, they need to have experiment/studies on how the salt concentration can reduce or even stop the Golf Stream. Based on evidences they have, it seems for certain that Gulf Scream in the past has stopped many times. Also, evidences do show the salt concentration is decreasing rapidly. However,it appears to be that they assume as the continual decrease of salt concentration will eventually lead to a complete stop of the Gulf Stream. Therefore, if they have an experiment to show when/how Gulf Stream stops, a link between salt concentration and discontinue of the Gulf Stream can then be establismed.

I really feel something bad is going to hit the world as the tsunami on the 26th of 2004. People will be having their daily routine and … bang … disaster strikes. Experts in the film say within 20 years. I feel like it can be this year or the next year. I don’t want to scare anybody, but just in a "you will see" mode. (Btw, this is not a prediction or a forecast, so whatever bad happens is a pure coincidence. By chance, it happens. I denial having any knownledge prior to the disaster.)

Tasha, be careful what you wish for because it looks like your prayer has been answered. Alaska weather in England, imagine that.


One response to “The Big Chill

  1. Tasha x April 11, 2005 at 18:00

    Ooh! Tasha … Thats Me!!

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