MAP OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC AT OR SHORTLY BEFORE THE END OF THE LAST GLACIAL STAGE - c. 11,000 BP
The former land bridge between Greenland and Europe was now interrupted in several places, and the Gulf Stream accordingly got access to the Artic Ocean, but was still prevented by the northern part of Atlantis from reaching the North Eastern Atlantic Basin.
With the penetration of the Gulf Stream into the Artic Ocean the meteorological situation was changed for the entire Northern Hemisphere and consequently for the earth as a whole. This penetration caused the east wind blowing along the margin of the Artic Ocean to cease, and the American ice fields were almost deprived of precipitation and therefore dwindled away.
This change together with the influx of the warm Gulf Stream into the Artic Ocean, constitute the two most important factors in ending the Ice Age. As long as the Gulf Stream brings warm water into the Artic Ocean we need not fear a real Ice Age.
From Atlantis the Verifiable Myth by Professor Rene Malaise