What are the chances of rapid change in the climate of north-west Europe?
Climate can and does change rapidly. Over as little as 10-20 years we could see major changes. The Rapid Climate Change programme (RAPID) explores what causes rapid switches in climate, with a main (but not exclusive) focus on the Atlantic Ocean's thermohaline circulation. More about the RAPID programme
14 Jan 2011
New research shows that as the last Ice Age came to an end, the formation of deep water in the Northeast Atlantic repeatedly switched on and off, causing centuries of climate warming and cooling. Dramatic ocean circulation changes revealed
26 Jun 2008
Key findings from an ambitious research project that provided the first 'early detection system' for climate changes in the Atlantic Ocean are highlighted today. Rapid Climate Change: past; present; future