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Nature’s Comment on Climate Tipping Points — too risky to bet against

Nature’s Comment on Climate Tipping Points — too risky to bet against

Politicians, economists and even some natural scientists have tended to assume that tipping points in the Earth system — such as the loss of the Amazon rainforest or the West Antarctic ice sheet — are of low probability and little understood. Yet 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 long-term irreversible changes.

In this must-read article, experts summarize evidence on the threat of exceeding tipping points, identify knowledge gaps and suggest how these should be plugged: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03595-0

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