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Warming Could Push the Atlantic Past a ‘Tipping Point’ This Century

According to a recent analysis, the system of ocean currents that controls the temperature for a large portion of the earth may collapse sooner than previously thought. When the powerful network of ocean currents that determines the climate surrounding the North Atlantic experienced a significant slowdown previously, it appears to have driven Europe into a …

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Global warming above 1.5C could trigger ‘multiple’ tipping points

There is a “significant likelihood” that multiple “tipping points” will be crossed if global temperatures exceed 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, new research suggests. Tipping points are thresholds that, if crossed, trigger large-scale and potentially irreversible changes in a particular part of the Earth system. The research, published in Science, reviews hundreds of academic studies to …

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World on brink of five ‘disastrous’ climate tipping points, study finds

Giant ice sheets, ocean currents and permafrost regions may already have passed point of irreversible change The climate crisis has driven the world to the brink of multiple “disastrous” tipping points, according to a major study. It shows five dangerous tipping points may already have been passed due to the 1.1C of global heating caused …

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Study: Four major climate tipping points close to triggering

Even if the world somehow manages to limit future warming to the strictest international temperature goal, four Earth-changing climate “tipping points” are still likely to be triggered with a lot more looming as the planet heats more after that, a new study said. An international team of scientists looked at 16 climate tipping points — …

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