1.5°C warming may trigger multiple tipping points

Tuesday, 13 September 2022 — Climate & Capitalism

Five of sixteen identified tipping points are already in the danger zone

Click to enlarge: The location of climate tipping elements in the cryosphere (blue), biosphere (green) and ocean/atmosphere (orange), and global warming levels their tipping points will likely be triggered at. Summary Map by Earth Commission/Globaïa.

Multiple climate tipping points could be triggered if global temperature rises beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, according to a major new analysis published in the journal Science. Even at current levels of global heating the world is already at risk of passing five dangerous climate tipping points, and risks increase with each tenth of a degree of further warming.

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