Monday, 6 August 2018

Domino-effect of climate events could push Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state

Source: The Guardian, 6th August 2018, by Jonathan Watts

Jonathan Watts reported, "Leading scientists warn that passing such a point would make efforts to reduce emissions increasingly futile - A domino-like cascade of melting ice, warming seas, shifting currents and dying forests could tilt the Earth into a “hothouse” state beyond which human efforts to reduce emissions will be increasingly futile, a group of leading climate scientists has warned. This grim prospect is sketched out in a journal paper that considers the combined consequences of 10 climate change processes, including the release of methane trapped in Siberian permafrost and the impact of melting ice in Greenland on the Antarctic. (...)"

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