An Open System in Trouble
The Loop Current is a clockwise flow that extends northward
into the Gulf of Mexico and joins the Yucatan Current and the
Florida Current to the Gulf Stream.
Although at first glance the Loop Current appears confined
within the Gulf, scientists define it as an “element of an
extremely complex, open system”: as all other “elements” of
the so-called “Earth System”, are not separable from the
These various “elements” of the Earth System (i.e.,
atmosphere, landmasses and so forth) are so strongly correlated to
one another that at some point, they become indivisible.
Why is this important to all life on the planet? The Gulf
Stream is a strong interlinked component of the Earth's global
network of ocean conveyor currents, which drive the planet's
this reason, Zangari's concern is that should the Loop Current
fail to restart, dire global consequences may ensue as a result of
extreme weather changes and many other critical phenomena. The
repercussions of which could trigger widespread droughts, floods,
crop failures and subsequent global food shortages.
While pundits are certain to trivialize the ramifications of
this event, “the real worry” says Zangari, “is that that
there is no historical precedent for the sudden replacement of a
natural system, with a dysfunctional man-made system. That is,
except for the atomic bomb blasts and contamination as a result of
nuclear waste and nuclear plant accidents, such as the April 1986,
what is now widely regarded by many as “Oil's Chernobyl,”
Americans, and particularly Gulf Coast residents are disheartened
by a steady stream of bureaucratically bungled responses, which
are now proving to be just as a deadly as the initial event
Perhaps even more so, as this toxic brew of incompetence,
greed, corruption, oil, Corexit dispersant and other chemicals has
unleashed a man-made disaster in the Gulf, with frightful
possibilities for the future.
The Corexit Curse
use of Corexit as a dispersant was first brought to the public's
attention during the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
A powerful solvent used as a dispersant for oil slicks, public
knowledge about the dispersant and its long-term effects is
hampered by the proprietary protections of its manufacturer, Nalco
Holding Company, which is associated with British Petroleum (BP)
What is known, is that this petroleum-based formula is regarded
as being at least four times more toxic to life, than the oil is
disperses by many environmentalists.
just over one million gallons of Corexit has been spayed in the
Gulf of Mexico, but reliable sources tell Yowua.com that the
actual amount could easily be twice that much.
Either way, current satellite data of the Gulf feeds tell
Zangari that the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has clearly
stalled due to environmental impacts from a man-made introduction
of oil, which were then compounded by other agents (Corexit and so
Worse yet, these real-time satellite data feeds offers clear
evidence to Zangari that a new artificial system has been
generated in of the Gulf in a remarkably short period of time. It
is this new and unnatural system which has changed the viscosity,
temperature and salinity of the Gulf's seawater, thereby causing
the Loop Current to stall. A system that has existed for millions
Consequently, there is no possible way for scientists to
predict its future evolution, though corporate spinmeisters and
media pundits will no doubt be sure to offer a bevy of
right-sounding predictions. Their goal as it has been throughout
this ordeal, will be to deflect attention by trivializing the
severity of the event with simplistic and misleading explanations.
researchers like Dr. Gianluigi Zangari, offer insights that
transcend the politics of oil.
As a theoretical physicist, he currently holds a position as an
associate member of the Research Division of the National
Institute of Nuclear Physics at Frascati National Laboratories (LNF)
of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN)
in Italy. A prestigious research facility focused on high-energy
However, what makes Dr. Gianluigi Zangari's findings so vital
to the common man, is that for over a decade, he has conducted his
continuous global analysis climate research, using publicly
available data. Unlike the jealously guarded formulas for Corexit,
anyone can vet his research without having to run through a
gauntlet of corporate lawyers.
Tracking Zangari's Data
Zangari's assessment is based on daily monitoring of real-time
data oceanographic satellite public data feeds called “Real-Time
Mesoscale Altimetry” from the Jason, Topex/Poseidon, Geosat,
Follow-On, ERS-2 and Envisat satellites.
These satellite feeds are are captured and made publicly
available by NASA, NOAA and by the Colorado Center for
Astrodynamics Research (CCAR) at the University of Colorado at
These CCAR data maps offer researchers like Zangari a
continuous stream of markers for sea and ocean dynamics: surface
height, velocity, temperature. A fourth marker that Zangari has
found to be especially helpful, are chlorophyll infrared emission
maps. This is because they show him real-time changes in the shape
of the Gulf Stream.
In addition to changes in ocean velocity, Zangari is reporting
an equally troubling analysis with sea surface temperatures. The
data published by Rutgers
University is from National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) data maps. Dr. Zangari re-elaborates and
checks these data maps using his own calculus system called SHT
(patented in 1999.)
Acknowledgments: Frascati National
Laboratories, NOAA and Rutgers University (http://marine.rutgers.edu).
Analysis by Dr. Gianluigi Zangari (Frascati Labs), July 29,
Taken altogether, these four oceanographic markers began taking
a turn for the worse, shortly after the Deepwater Horizon well
explosion on April 20, 2010. This rapid turn of events raised
Zangari's concerns about the Gulf's Loop Current, and then on July
28, 2010 the worst case imaginable happened. “The Loop Current
simply stalled,” Zangari noted sadly “and we have no idea if
it can reorganize itself, because now we're dealing with troubling
Velocity and Temperature Worries
At present, Admiral Thad Allen is trying to assure Americans
that the worst of the disaster has passed and that the oil slicks
have disappeared due to natural processes. However the markers
from oceanographic satellite feeds Dr. Zangari is studying tell
him an entirely different story.
The millions of gallons of Corexit sprayed in the Gulf have
given BP and the US government a convenient way to mitigate public
concerns by removing the threat from sight. The logic being that
since the oil is disappearing, so is the crisis. However, taking
oil from the surface and spreading through the water column is not
a PR matter. Instead, it has become a convenient way to cover up
one massive mistake, with a tragically larger one.
To help understand why, let's assume that what is really
happening in the Gulf is not much different from what happens when
you shake a bottle of oil and vinegar salad dressing. Leave the
bottle on the shelf for a while and the oil and vinegar will
naturally separate, each with it's own unique viscosity.
However, when the bottle is shaken the two are mixed. This
creates a new, and overall thicker viscosity, hence the dressing
pours more slowly. In very simple terms, this is what happened in
the Gulf of Mexico, which begs another question. Was the Gulf of
Mexico intentionally written off early on, so as to protect the
Gulf Stream and America's NATO partners?
Will This Stall Spread Into the Atlantic?
importance of the Gulf Stream was brought to the forefront in the
blockbuster film The Day After Tomorrow (2004) where the
Gulf Stream stalled, causing temperatures in New York City to
plummet from sweltering to freezing in a matter of hours.
Based on real science, the film showed movie audience how the
the Gulf Stream transports warm water from the equatorial regions
of the Earth, along American's Eastern seaboard and then across
the Atlantic to Northern Europe.
Now, current temperature measurements for the Gulf Stream on
the Atlantic Front (from 76 to 47 meridian) now appears to be
about 10 degrees Celsius cooler than it was this time last year.
Consequently, a direct causality nexus has now been established,
between the stall of the Gulf Loop Current and this new
temperature drop in the Gulf Stream on the Atlantic Front.
For this reason, the focus of Zangari's research is presently
centered on finding signs of a return to the former natural
equilibrium of the Gulf. Again, he stresses making predictions
(pessimistic or optimistic alike) because “these phenomena are
unpredictable because they are ruled by strong non-linearities.”
Nonetheless, we must must ponder the question: What does this
new nexus portend for our future? To that, Zangari says “we can
affirm that this system (the Gulf Stream) is changing in an
unpredictable way, which may produce serious consequences on
Yowusa.com will report new developments in Dr. Zangari's
research as they become available.