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What does NAC stand for?

NAC stands for North Atlantic Current


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Now, here's the paradox: the climatologists and oceanographers at Woods Hole believe it's quite possible that, should global warming intensify over the next decade or so, enough of the Greenland ice sheet might melt that it would cause an intense chilling of the waters of the North Atlantic, leading to a mini-Ice Age in northern and western Europe, where most countries (for example Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the southern coast of Norway) have for millennia enjoyed a warmer climate than might be expected with regard to their latitude, because of the warmth of the North Atlantic current.
The North Atlantic Current "becomes" the Norwegian Atlantic Current as it flows along that country's coast, where it surrenders heat to the atmosphere, and in collaboration with the prevailing westerly winds, guarantees ice-free harbors in winter four degrees above the Arctic Circle.
Scientists believe that large amounts of freshwater purged from Greenland's eastern coast could help to weaken the counterclockwise flow of the North Atlantic Current, lowering water and wind temperatures and potentially triggering abrupt cooling events in northern Europe.