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THE WORLD OCEAN, THE ULTIMATE JACUZZI
Follow the Hyperlink in this Posting for an Educational and Relaxing Lesson in the World Ocean Currents System. We constantly invited you to think, speak and write in reply to our challenge regarding climate change, a fact of life affected by ocean currents, a challenge that is still open. The state of climate change has been pretty depressing and we will have to revisit that issue again in the near future.
We generally address climate Change under the title "The Namazu School of Climatology". Mostly in the Namazu school we don't debate the cause of climate change. We devote most of our discussion to specifics that individuals, and governments national, regional , and local can do to mitigate the damaging effects of climate change from coastal zone flooding issues, to losses of agricultural production. Our view is that climates change, and if our climate is changing now due to our carbon usage, even if we could reverse all that is presently affecting the atmosphere, any combination of solar flares, volcanic activity, orbit wobble, or axis shift can cause an even more dramatic change on a moment's notice. So we think that discussing ways and means of mitigating the effects of climate change on civilizations is always a wise idea. Meanwhile, we
don't want you to be "bummed out" and we certainly don't want to leave you with the impression that we only carry bad news. So here we present some good clean dry fun with a wet subject.
Every Fall the TV weather guys and girls give us all something of a micro lesson on ocean currents as they speculate over the relative severity of the on coming winter. El Nino, La Nina, the Gulf Stream all have parts to play. But these most famous ocean currents are but a tiny fraction of the oceans circulatory system, which in turn is part of the earth's heat management system. Understanding the whole system seems like a Herculean task. In fact, to the extent that being able to visualize it is understanding, understanding can be fun and relaxing.
Some earth scientists at NASA have put together a computerized visualization aid on the planet's global ocean current system. It is even set to relaxing music. So sit back in your favorite barco lounger, hit the hyperlink, kick back and enjoy a God's eye view of the ocean as it circulates. The NASA guys posted this to You Tube and we link you because that's what we do, review and post the information on all things maritime because we like the maritime world and we know how. We'll get back to the news of the issues of the day soon, but this show reminds us why we went into the marine professions in the first place, all lousy working conditions, pay issues, and under and over regulation disputes aside. This link is just one of many found in our Oceanography Section. If you have never visited it even if you are not presently in the market for a book on oceanography, you've missed something with all of the potential for "infotainment" of a visit to a classy aquarium.