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Marcos Fontela

Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Marine Research (IIM-CSIC)

Expertise: Oceanography, Atlantic circulation, Marine carbon cycle

Atlantic ocean circulation system is slowing down, as accurately described in The New York Times article

“This article is well-written, and the visuals are outstanding. It is a very strong piece of science communication. That being said, there is at least one error. The author mistakenly conflates the long-term warming hole with the shorter-term North Atlantic cold anomaly. The two phenomena have very different timescales and are likely driven by different mechanisms.”