Skip to comments.We're About to Cross 9 Critical Climate Tipping Points, Scientists Say (only 11.19 years left)
Posted on 11/28/2019 3:25:34 AM PST by Libloather
Nine crucial tipping points in Earths climate are now active and in danger of being crossed thanks to warming global temperatures caused by human activity, warn scientists in a commentary published on Wednesday in Nature.
These climate thresholds, such as the decline of ice sheets and loss of biodiverse habitats, could cumulatively trigger a global tipping point that would be an existential threat to civilization, cautioned the authors of the article.
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 longterm irreversible changes, said corresponding author Tim Lenton, director of the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter, in an email.
The nine tipping points that Lenton and his colleagues emphasize fall into two main categories: the loss of the planets icy cryosphere and key parts of its living biosphere. The cryosphere thresholds include the melting of Arctic sea ice, the Greenland ice sheet, the West Antarctic ice sheet, and regions of East Antarctica. The biosphere tipping points involve the devastation of boreal forests, the Amazon rainforest, warm-water coral reefs, and the thawing of frozen soil known as permafrost.
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Scientists have provided as much convincing evidence of global warming as Democrats have provided for impeaching PDJT. Nothing!
Tipping point. Like Guam?
You never know.
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I sincerely hope that Apophis is the Sweet Meteor of Death, but it probably won’t be.
my theory is that the more “tipping points” we cross, the better, because then we don’t have to worry about “fighting climate change” anymore because the result is going to be a foregone failure anyway ...
They keep inventing scare tactics to get more money.
Liberals claim they hate the rich but all liberals think about is money.
Should the tinfoil go over the helmet or under it?
Over the helmet. that way you get the best fit for your tinfoil. :)
"While robust investment in climate research is incredibly important to Lenton and other climate scientists, ...".
Yes, it is; it's their bread, butter, beach house, and new Tesla. Parasites, one & all.
What’s a GWA? Is that one of those druggie social justice warriors with an overbite, no chin, big nose and four eyes, who can only say, “Gwa?”
Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt. The text of the article reads:
The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consul Ifft, at Bergen, Norway.
Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers, he declared, all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met with as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm.
Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared. Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts, which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.
The article, which was written by the Associated Press, appeared in scores of newspapers around the country in November of
If 1/2 of the current population would suddenly die; would that wipe out civilization?
I think not!
Thin out; perhaps.
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