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Tipping points: News links for January 2019


Brakes gone: The Great Acceleration

Bloomberg   Earth Has Seen CO2 Spike Before. It Didn’t End Well.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists   Six memorable climate change pieces from 2018

CNN   Why the Paris Agreement won't save us from climate change

Eco-Business   Scientists warn that the time to act is now

Elementa   Dating the Anthropocene: Towards an empirical global history of human transformation of the terrestrial biosphere

Nature   Global warming will happen faster than we think

New York Magazine   You, Too, Are in Denial of Climate Change

Phys   Grim tidings from science on climate change

Reuters   Naturalist Attenborough urges climate meet to tackle 'greatest threat in thousands of years'

The Guardian   David Attenborough: collapse of civilisation is on the horizon

The Guardian   Portrait of a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe

The Guardian   Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO

The Guardian   The 'great dying': rapid warming caused largest extinction event ever, report says

The Guardian   The Guardian view on climate change: too much, too soon

The Guardian   The Guardian view on global warming: time is running out

The New York Times   2018 | The Year in Climate Change

The New York Times   The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything.

The Times [UK]   David Attenborough reminds us that more important issues exist than Brexit

The Washington Post   ‘A kind of dark realism’: Why the climate change problem is starting to look too big to solve

The Washington Post   It’s time to face the inescapable truth: We’re running out of time on climate change

World Resources Institute   2018: A Year of Climate Extremes


Hothouse Earth: Domino Effect

Fast Company   These photos capture the devastation of a year of natural disasters


Mother Jones   California’s Battle Against Climate Change Is Going Up in Smoke

MPR News   2018 was a milestone year for climate science (if not politics)

New Scientist   There’ll be a domino effect as we trigger ecosystem tipping points   Why 2019 could be the warmest yet

Politico   Climate’s tree solution is catching fire

The Guardian   Drought, flood and fire wreak destruction in 2018 – in pictures

The Guardian   Risks of 'domino effect' of tipping points greater than thought, study says

The New York Times   Warming in Arctic Raises Fears of a ‘Rapid Unravelling of the Region.’

Vox   3 big takeaways from the disasters that hammered the US in 2018

Academic Articles - hothouse earth

American Meteorological Society   Summer Arctic Cold Anomaly Dynamically Linked to East Asian Heat Waves

EOS Earth & Space Science News   Drastic Shifts in Weather Give People “Winter Weather Whiplash”

Nature   El Niño events will intensify under global warming

Nature   Emerging negative impact of warming on summer carbon uptake in northern ecosystems

Nature   Past warming events in the Arctic linked to shifting winds in the Antarctic

Science   Antarctic ice melt 125,000 years ago offers warning

Science   Temperature-dependent hypoxia explains biogeography and severity of end-Permian marine mass extinction

Wiley   Arctic browning: Impacts of extreme climatic events on heathland ecosystem CO2 fluxes

Wiley   Biomass consumption by surface fires across Earth's most fire prone continent

Wiley   Compositional response of Amazon forests to climate change

Wiley   Quantifying the irreducible uncertainty in near‐term climate projections

Wiley   The response of boreal peatland community composition and NDVI to hydrologic change, warming, and elevated carbon dioxide

Photo Attributions

Banner picturePhoto by: Daria Devyatkina

Hothouse earthPhoto by: Bernard Spragg. NZ

Arctic carbonPhoto by: Daxis

Brakes gone: Photo by: Marcus Pink 

Particulate Pollution: Photo by: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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