Opinion

Risk of Climate Tipping Points

12-02-2019
Bob

The journal Nature published a commentary on climate tipping points by a group of climate scientists. (LINK) The first paragraph is as follows:  "Politicians, economists and even some natural scientists have tended to assume that tipping points in the Earth system — such as the loss of the Amazon rain forest or the West Antarctic ice sheet — are of low probability and little understood. Yet evidence is mounting that these events could be more likely than was thought, have high impacts and are interconnected across different biophysical systems, potentially committing the world to long-term irreversible changes."  




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