PaleoJump: High-quality data for the study of climate tipping points

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Scientists launch an archive of paleoclimate data to facilitate analysis of abrupt transitions in the climate system Earth’s climate has undergone abrupt transitions in the past, which are often linked to the crossing of tipping points. Understanding how and why … Continued

Going for an immediate transition to a green economy pays off, even if such a transition is very unlikely to happen, a study finds

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A new method for estimating how much decisions under uncertainty matter suggests that, when the goals of decision-making are set, taking the best decisions (for those goals, under moderate uncertainty) still pays off when the probability of success becomes very … Continued

North Atlantic Ocean currents are closest to a tipping point in a thousand years

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A new reconstructed index of sea surface temperatures confirms previous research: The North Atlantic ocean currents appear to be approaching a point of no return, where their strength will inevitably weaken in the coming decades and centuries. Researchers confirm find that the Atlantic Meridional Overturning … Continued

Climate tipping might be predicted using algebraic topology

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Theoretical progress in climate science indicates algebraic topology applied to reduced climate models might help predict if and when the Earth system will tip The Earth’s climate system seems to have shifted abruptly between colder and warmer modes in the … Continued