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Inching closer to 1.5°C, tipping points move from possible to likely

by Futures Centre, Oct 4
1 minute read

Research indicates that humanity’s 1.1°C of global heating might have already triggered five dangerous tipping points. These include the potential collapse of Greenland’s ice cap, leading to significant sea-level rise, disruption of a critical current in the North Atlantic affecting food-producing rain for billions, and abrupt thawing of carbon-rich permafrost.

So what?

Even with a minimum temperature rise of 1.5°C, four of these tipping points shift from possible to likely.



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