[LINK] Climate tipping point
foconnor at ozemail.com.au
Wed Jul 28 21:24:22 AEST 2010
Seems to me that predicting the breaking of an equilibrium
point/tipping point in a complex system like the climate is a lot
more complex than the author admits. I mean there are so many reverse
feedback and other interacting points created by complex
relationships that it's impossible to be definitive about anything
... but the author (rather simplistically) attempts to do just that.
The campaign for action on climate/pollution/carbon sinks or whatever
is not well served by such simplistic (one might say 'child like')
analysis ... it simply plays into the hands of industry/skeptics and
other self interested groups.
Just my 2 cents worth ...
At 5:47 PM +1000 28/7/10, Kim Holburn wrote:
>> Tipping Point Ahead
>> It's much, much later than you think
>> This really isn't about polar bears any more. At this very moment,
>> the fate of civilization itself hangs in the balance.
>> It turns out that the way we have been calculating the future
>> impacts of climate change up to now has been missing a really
>> important piece of the picture. It seems we are now dangerously
>> close to the tipping point in the world's climate system; this is
>> the point of no return, after which truly catastrophic changes
>> become inevitable.
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