We have been discussing ocean currents a lot recently, and yesterday the Washington Post published an article that covered many similar points –
Though I am sure they are not reading this site for ideas, it is nice to beat them to the ‘story’. Perhaps they will soon start talking about rising global volcanic activity and the fact that the Western portion of America can be considered the supervolcano capital of the world, as it is the location of 3 supervolcanos (low probability of that happening).
Anyway, it is nice to sometimes be reassured that my world view is not too skewed (just because it may be skewed does not mean it is incorrect!),