positive feedback loop


1. Positive feedback loops in the environment

When rising temperatures alter the environment in a way that intensifies the rate of overheating, a positive feedback loop is created. For instance, the melting of permafrost in Arctic tundra may trigger a release of methane from frozen hydrates. Methane is a highly potent greenhouse gas and its increased concentration in the atmosphere will likely speed the rate of global heating – so releasing more methane.

– Down to Earth newsletter

^ Positive as in reinforcing. Not positive in general.

2. Elsewhere

2.1. In my garden

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2.3. Mentions

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