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Climate Tipping Points and Climate Irreversibility

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In this chapter information is provided which indicates that increasing warming of the atmosphere due to continuing carbon emissions will cause a situation where a tipping point is reached which will make the climate change irreversible. The nature of these tipping points is explained in some detail.

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  • Greenhouse gas
  • Carbon dioxide emission
  • Tipping element
  • Tipping point
  • Irreversible climate change

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Platzer, M.F., Sarigul-Klijn, N. (2021). Climate Tipping Points and Climate Irreversibility. In: The Green Energy Ship Concept. SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58244-9_3

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