As climate ‘tipping points’ approach, scientists predict the unthinkable

With new evidence that the ‘tipping points’ of catastrophic climate change are approaching – from soaring sea levels as polar ice melts to temperature spikes as methane escapes thawing permafrost – scientists are quietly planning the unthinkable.

“The extreme risks associated with climate change are under-explored,” warned Luke Kemp, a researcher at the Center for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge, during a pioneering conference on the subject at the University of Cambridge. Run this week.

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