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We have already stepped on the minefield: Scientist on reversing global warming – Down To Earth Magazine

Arctic Sea ice retreated record fast in spring 2020; also, the summer sea ice was only half as large as decades ago Melting sea ice. Photo: Rosendahl via Wikimedia Is global warming still reversible? No, thinks the scientist who led…

Could temperatures keep rising?

Orbital changes are responsible for Milankovitch cycles that make Earth move in and out of periods of glaciation, or Ice Ages. Summer insolation on the Northern Hemisphere reached a peak some 10,500 years ago, in line with the Milankovitch cycles, and…

The last time I was so ecstatic about climate action was in 1987 – ThePrint

View of Earth from space | Pixabay Text Size: A- A+ President Joe Biden’s climate actions recognize the urgency as well as the multi-dimensionality of the climate crisis, with detailed attention to divisive but central issues such as environmental justice…

Just 2 Degrees Of Warming Could Trigger ‘Climate Domino Effects,’ New Study Reveals – Forbes

Even moderate global warming could cause cascading tipping points that could lead to devastation of … [+] habitats like the Amazon rainforest and coastal cities, according to a new study. getty The relationship between five massive Earth systems could be…

Tipping elements can destabilize each other, leading to climate domino effects – EurekAlert

Interactions in the network can lower the critical temperature thresholds beyond which individual tipping elements begin destabilizing on the long-run, according to the study – the risk already increases significantly for warming of 1.5°C to 2°C, hence within the temperature…

Researchers say global warming is reducing oxygen levels in lakes – SlashGear

Researchers published a new study that found oxygen levels in the temperate freshwater lakes worldwide are declining faster than in the oceans. Scientists say that the trend is driven mainly by climate change and threatens freshwater biodiversity and the quality…

Greenhouse gas levels keep rising at accelerating rates

At the Paris Agreement in 2015, politicians pledged to limit the global temperature rise from pre-industrial levels to 1.5°C and promised to stop rises in greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and to make rapid reductions in accordance with…