Environmental Science Disc 10
As your text discusses, ocean circulation patterns are major components of the global energy budget. For example, the Gulf Stream conveys tremendous amounts of heat from warm tropical areas to cooler temperate regions in Canada and western Europe.
Based on this, what would happen to the temperatures in Europe if the Gulf Stream were to weaken or disappear?
What would happen to precipitation patterns in Europe?
What would be the effect on food production in these areas?
Would there be any effects in the United States? If so, what might they be?