Gaping hole larger than the Netherlands opens up in icy sea off Antarctica

Scientists caution that it’s too early to involve climate change in this instance.

Global warming slows down Antarctica’s coldest currents, poses huge threat

Oceanographers believe that Antarctica‘s oceanic waters, which are turning from briny to fresh in recent decades, are causing the shutdown of the Southern Ocean’s coldest, deepest currents. The cold currents, called the Antarctic Bottom Water, are basically cold, briny, underwater rivers flowing from the underwater edge of the Antarctic continent north toward the equator, very close to the seafloor. They