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'Tipping points' in Earth's system triggered rapid climate change 55 million years ago, research shows
Scientists have uncovered a fascinating new insight into what caused one of the most rapid and dramatic instances of climate change in the history of the Earth.
On the left, the head of the Potsdam Institute of Climatology tells us exactly the current state of the world. In the middle the head of the IPCC does not add much, but makes a few good points. You can skip him. And I quite skipped the opening NYT reporters comments.
At 1 degree centigrade of temperature rise, we can trigger 4 climate tipping points, at 1.5 degrees they are certain to trigger, and another 5 tipping points could also happen. Once they take over, we are powerless to stop them. Quite terrifying. Please wake up world!
The arctic has already passed the tipping point. The temperature is up by 3 degrees, the ice is melting, the albedo effect is stronger, the clathrate gun is releasing methane. Via @PaulHBeckwith
If we hit the tipping points, agriculture will collapse, and with it the rest of civilization. He believes that there is still time to act.
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