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Tipping Points

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From: A Brief History of the Earth's Climate

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This chapter explores various climate tipping points that loom in our near future. Topics include the increasing rate of forest fires, the melting of Arctic sea ice, melting permafrost, changing boreal forests, the weakening of the Gulf Stream, and fatal damage to tropical reefs.

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Steven Earle

Steven Earle, PhD, has taught university Earth Science for almost four decades and is author of the widely used textbook, Physical Geology. He participates in climate change research and community engagement with climate change solutions in the areas of transport and land stewardship on Gabriola Island, Canada, where he lives with his family.