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Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global level

Arctic scientists have warned that the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 “tipping points” in the region that could have catastrophic consequences around the globe. 744 more words

COP 20

"Why is climate change so hard to address?" #sciroom event on 19/11

This coming Saturday we’ll be co-hosting a session of The Science Room – a  regular meetup in Southampton where scientists and members of the wider community come together to explore science questions from everyone in the world – at the… 253 more words

New video! A quick animated guide to Climate Tipping Points

We’ve just released a quick animated guide to Climate Tipping Points on our YouTube channel – give it a watch and share if you like it!

Can Tipping Points have Early Warnings?

Tipping points can trigger rapid shifts to a new normal state that can seemingly come from out of the blue. There would appear to be no warning of these impending shifts, and little time to prepare for the consequences. 609 more words

Arctic Methane and Tipping Points

Massive methane release from thawing permafrost and undersea sediments is one of the best known Climate Tipping Points, featuring in news stories and scientific reports… 706 more words

Arctic Sea Ice and Positive Feedback Loops

One of the best-studied potential Climate Tipping Points is the retreat of Arctic summer sea-ice, which has decline from an average area of ~7.6 million square kilometres each September to only ~4.7 million square kilometres this past September. 385 more words

Point of No Return

This is a little bit more of a reading issue than a writing issue for this week but I have writing questions about it as well, and anyway what the heck. 628 more words