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

Statistical mechanics is great improvement to complex climate models

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The large uncertainties of climate models used in the IPCC reports might be reduced considerably by the use of statistical mechanics, TiPES study shows. A major challenge in climate prediction is the uncertainty on how we are going to deal … Continued