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Climate tipping points could lock in unstoppable changes to the planet – how close are they?

There are signs that some climate tipping points are already approaching, according to new research. Image: Unsplash/NASA

David Armstrong McKay
Researcher in Earth System Resilience, Stockholm University
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A section of an ice sheet on water in Greenland climate tipping points
Every fraction of a degree makes climate tipping points more likely, but we can’t be sure exactly when tipping becomes inevitable. Image: Pexels/Harrison Haines
climate tipping points approaching Degradation drought Amazon less resilient fire emit more carbon than they absorb
There are signs that some climate tipping points are already approaching. Degradation and drought have caused parts of the Amazon to become less resilient to disturbances like fire and emit more carbon than they absorb. Image: Unsplash/ JOHN TOWNER


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