Originally Posted by Mollulnan
I've not heard the warmer summer theory. I understand that if the Gulf Stream shifts or shuts down we are in trouble. The climate in the UK is massively influenced by the Stream, we would basically just chill down period.
Not at all - in the Winter the Gulf stream keeps us warmer than we should be - in the Summer it has the opposite effect - drags down summer temps and is responsible for our weather being so wet all the time.
Looking at a globe even Land's End is further North than most of Newfoundland and is almost on a level with the start of the Hudson Bay. That's further North than any part of the USA bar Alaska.