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Tipping Point

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A confirmation of tipping point is presented in the following report by James Hansen, NASA climatologist:

Excerpts from Hansen’s report:

  • We are at the tipping point because the climate state includes large, ready positive feedbacks provided by the Arctic sea ice, the West Antarctic ice sheet, and much of Greenland’s ice.
  • Our home planet is dangerously near a tipping point at which human-made greenhouse gases reach a level where major climate changes can proceed mostly under their own momentum. Warming will shift climatic zones by intensifying the hydrologic cycle, affecting freshwater availability and human health.

Source:Tipping Point: Here and Now!
Report:Tipping Point: PERSPECTIVE OF A CLIMATOLOGIST [PDF]

The ice in the Arctic is much younger than normal, with vast regions now covered by first-year ice and much less area covered by multiyear ice. Left: February distribution of ice by its age during normal Arctic conditions (1985-2000 average). Right: February 2008 Arctic ice age distribution. Credit: NSIDC [Caption: NASA]

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  5. craig said

    I THINK YOUR RIGHT WE ARE AT THAT POINT NOW I BLAME THE GOVERNMENT AND THE MEDIA, FOR MISLEADING THE PUBLIC ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS WE ALL FACE VERY SHORTLY, KEEPING EVERYONE FOCUS ON THE ECONOMIC DI STATER, SO WHEN THIS FALLS UPON US WHAT THEY GOING TO DO KEEP QUITE AGAIN, JET OFF TO A SUNNY PART FOOLS. THE WHOLE WORLD IS NOW AT RISK.SOME PEOPLE NEED TO BE MOVED AWAY FROM AREAS WHICH ARE UNSAFE, WE ARE JUST GOING TO HAVE MORE EARTHQUAKES FLASH FLOODS AND MORE SINK HOLES [MANY] MILLION[S] DEAD BEFORE PEOPLE WAKE UP. ITS HAPPENING NOW.

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