Now I just looked at the update (once a week) and see, to my surprise, that the Atlantic current has completely gone into reverse. There is now a gap with Gulf Stream, and we will see next week what this does. Right now the GS is continuing with momentum only.
It is my hypothesis that our ice ages come because of such current fluctuations. If the GS were to stop completely, then Britain would freeze. For Canada to freeze, we would need a full stop of the Japan current, but you can also see in the video that something funny is happening there, too.
But a full ice age only comes every 10,000 years, and that's because of isostatic motions of the crust. Between, we get all sorts of fluctuations from extremely hot to extremely cold, but the ice can't catch.
Anyway, there are no 'earth shaking' consequences here, but it is interesting.
ps. if the GS were to actually stop, this how I would expect it to develop. Instead of one large current, it would divide up into small loops. I can't wait for next week, it either restarts or it doesn't. If it doesn't the UK is in for shock, and perhaps cold for us too.