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Climate 'Tipping Points' May Arrive Without Warning

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avatar Climate 'Tipping Points' May Arrive Without Warning
February 10, 2010 01:03AM
ScienceDaily (Feb. 10, 2010) — A new University of California, Davis, study by a top ecological forecaster says it is harder than experts thought to predict when sudden shifts in Earth's natural systems will occur -- a worrisome finding for scientists trying to identify the tipping points that could push climate change into an irreparable global disaster.

avatar Re: Climate 'Tipping Points' May Arrive Without Warning
February 10, 2010 09:18AM
One such "tipping point" will be when the Northwest Passage opens and the Gulf Stream goes north instead of turning towards Europe. At the rate the polar ice cap is receding, we could be in trouble soon.
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