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World edging closer to 1.5C mark within the next five years

The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least one degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels in each of the next five years, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Thursday.

A new study says Louisiana’s coastal marshlands cannot be saved

The marshlands on the coast of Louisiana have survived over thousands of years, even though the Mississippi Delta experiences some of the highest rates of coastal wetland loss in the world. Today, these marshlands have reached a "tipping point."

Amazon rainforest - 'The tipping point is here, it is now'

Leading rainforest scientists Thomas Lovejoy and Carlos Nobre warned in an editorial published Thursday that deforestation in the world's largest rainforest has led the Amazon to the brink of an irreversible process called "dieback."

The climate crisis has pushed Earth to a critical 'tipping point'

The Earth is heading toward a "global tipping point" if the climate crisis continues on its current path, scientists have warned, as they called for urgent action to avoid "an existential threat to civilization."

A 'climate tipping point' has been reached in the Barents Sea

Oslo - Climate change involves huge and complex processes and they can be cumbersome, sometimes taking many years before we even realize a change has occurred. However, when sudden shifts in these processes occur, we call it a "tipping point."

Tipping Point with Boone Cutler becomes Rally Point for Veterans

Military Veterans are coming home from war to a nation with a broken spirit, a broken economy, and a broken sense of humanity. One Veteran thinks that retired military members are the cure-all for all that ails America.

Study: Global warming pushing Arctic closer to point of no return

The latest study on the Arctic demonstrates the fragile ecosystem is more vulnerable to climate change than was previously thought.

Op-Ed: The Anbar Awakening Tipping Point

In the recent publication (Mar/Apr 08) of the United States Army Combined Arms Center, Major Niel Smith, U.S. Army and Colonel Sean MacFarland, U.S. Army, wrote and published the story of the victorious turn-around in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq.

Research Says Climate Tipping Points May be Reached This Century

A number of key components of the earth’s climate system could pass their ‘tipping point’ this century, according to new research led by a scientist at the University of East Anglia.
 

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Deforestation in the Maranhão state of Brazil  2016
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