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Scientific American (April 11)

2018/ 04/ 13 by jd in Global News

The Atlantic Ocean appears be in “slow motion,” with circulation now the “weakest in 1,600 years.” If further research bears out the conclusion that “hemisphere-spanning currents are slowing, greater flooding and extreme weather could be at hand,” especially on the U.S. east coast, but possibly extending to Europe, which could battle more severe heat waves.


New York Times (December 4)

2017/ 12/ 04 by jd in Global News

“No sooner had Britons found some sorely needed trans-Atlantic cheer in the engagement of their prince charming to an American actress than President Trump dashed it all with his baffling retweet of vile anti-Muslim propaganda from a British neo-fascist group.” Britain reacted to this “slap in the face…with rare all-but-unanimous fury, with members of Parliament denouncing the president as stupid, racist and even fascist.”


Time (January 4)

2017/ 01/ 05 by jd in Global News

“Sea surface temperatures have risen globally in recent years as a result of man-made climate change,” but not uniformly. Though more hurricanes are being spawned in the middle of the Atlantic, temperatures along the U.S. coast “have remained relatively cool,” providing protection. Many storms “hit Caribbean islands hard but leave the U.S. largely unscathed.” Alas, the favorable “surface temperatures that protect the U.S. could easily disappear.”


Wall Street Journal (February 19)

2013/ 02/ 22 by jd in Global News

An Atlantic free trade pact presents tremendous opportunity. “A good pact could raise GDP on both sides of the Atlantic by as much as 1% a year. The European Union and U.S. traded some $646 billion in goods last year—only Canada comes close as a U.S. trade partner…. Merely starting the talks will also motivate the current trans-Pacific trade talks to get moving and perhaps even draw Japan lest it be left behind.”