The ocean currents look like they’re moving faster. Just one more weird way that the climate crisis is changing our earth. This may not seem like a big deal but it could have some large effects on the world as a whole.
The ocean is one of the major players in absorbing CO2. That being said, warmer water doesn’t do the job as well. With the currents moving faster, this could take more warm water to higher latitudes and causes less CO2 to be absorbed.
The flip side of that is that it may also trap heat in the depths and slow the warming of the land which would be a good thing. There’s still a lot about this phenomenon that remains to be seen and likely a full understanding of how it will all play out will not be reached for some time.