Global Warming Approaches Critical Point
he Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) introduced the concept of “tipping points” two decades ago.
Global Systems Institute director Timothy M. Lenton of the UK’s University of Exeter and his team offers evidence of the likelihood of exceeding these tipping points of global warming in the 27 November 2019 edition of the Nature journal. Of the 15 important points in the planet\'s climate system, nine are in critical condition, including the permafrost, the Amazon rainforest, the Greenland ice sheet, Arctic sea ice and the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).
"The stability and resilience of our planet are in danger. We must adapt to some changes that cannot be avoided anymore," Lenton said Friday (29/11/2019).