North Atlantic ocean circulation is key to understanding uncertainties in climate change predictions

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The accuracy of climate predictions depends crucially on how the ocean circulation of the North Atlantic is incorporated into climate models, a TiPES-study shows Thirty state-of-the-art IPCC-climate models predict dramatically different climates for the Northern Hemisphere, especially Europe. An analysis … Continued

Steady now: Unfortunate timing and rate of change may be enough to tip a climate system

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Unpredictable, abrupt changes to the Earth’s system of ocean currents could commence from rate-induced tipping, model study shows. ”The findings point to fundamental limitations in climate predictability,” authors warn. Imagine abrupt shifts of the tropical monsoons, reductions in Northern Hemisphere … Continued