Tipping point


This is a threshold beyond which lie changes that may be irreversible. A relatively small change could catalyse a shift from one system to a completely new state. An ice sheet collapse in West Antarctica for instance could raise sea levels, causing coastal flooding in other parts of the world. Similarly, deforestation or drought could spark a dieback of trees and nudge a moist tropical climate into a drier state no longer able to support a rainforest

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1. Elsewhere

1.1. In my garden

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1.2. In the Agora

1.3. Mentions

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