Abrupt Cryospheric Tipping Elements in Climate System // Oct 18, 2018
Computer modelling simulations of climate change have a very difficult time accounting for abrupt, nonlinear state changes, also known as tipping points. Since IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reports, including the sr15_ts (download PDF of sr15_ts here):
- Rely too much on computer models,
- They tend to understate the urgency and emergency state of ongoing abrupt climate change.
In this video I discuss the main broad-brush tipping points in the climate system, with a focus on the cryosphere (frozen regions).
Canada on October 17th
Ref: Tipping Elements – the Achilles Heels of the Earth System, from the Potsdam Institute fro Climate Impact Research.
More On Abrupt Cryospheric Tipping Elements in Climate System // Oct 19, 2018
Continuation of Thursday’s video on how computer modelling simulations of climate change have a very difficult time accounting for abrupt, nonlinear state changes, also known as tipping point, relying too much on computer models, understating urgency of climate change.
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