tipping point

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Experts set threshold for climate-change calamity

Published: 
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 8:29pm
Category: 
Energy

The world's leading climate scientists have for the first time established a limit on the amount of greenhouse gases that can be released before the Earth reaches a tipping point and predicted that it will be surpassed within decades unless swift action is taken to curb the current pace of emissions.

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Searching for Clues to Calamity

Published: 
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 3:33pm

 

Searching for Clues to Calamity

SO far 2012 is on pace to be the hottest year on record. But does this mean that we’ve reached a threshold — a tipping point that signals a climate disaster?