The Day After Tomorrow: Jack Hall on Younger Dryas
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Jack describes the ancient climate shift known as the Younger Dryas. He states that, as the world was coming out of the last glacial period, melting ice sheets added so much freshwater to the Atlantic Ocean that certain ocean circulation patterns shut down. Since thermohaline circulation is a major source of heat for the surfaces of continents, the globe was plunged back into an ice age.



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