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"Tipping Points" of Climate Change

Posted By: Efren ES Ricalde @ 7:34 PM
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As I walking to the Church of the Risen Lord in UP Diliman at noontime in March 7, 1995, rain drenched the onset of summer. It stopped till the next moonsoon and rainy season. The previous months was the cool weather usually experienced duirng and after the Christmas Season.

In 2006, we missed the cool days and nights of the Holiday Season - thanks to mega electric fans and occasional service of the aircon - we slept well.

Last year, the cool months of December and January are back but with a flavor - rains! The eastern part of the country is devastated with floods and landslides due continuous rain brought by La Nina. Now, PAGASA predicted a wet summer.

Analyzing a climate climate news from Truthout.org and relating it to my observations - are we experiencing the "tipping point" of climate change?

Scientist Identify "Tipping Points" of Climate Change
By Steve Connor
The Independent UK

Tuesday 05 February 2008

Nine ways in which the Earth could be tipped into a potentially dangerous state that could last for many centuries have been identified by scientists investigating how quickly global warming could run out of control.


A major international investigation by dozens of leading climate scientists has found that the "tipping points" for all nine scenarios - such as the melting of the Arctic sea ice or the disappearance of the Amazon rainforest - could occur within the next 100 years.


The scientists warn that climate change is likely to result in sudden and dramatic changes to some of the major geophysical elements of the Earth if global average temperatures continue to rise as a result of the predicted increase in emissions of man-made greenhouse gases.


Most and probably all of the nine scenarios are likely to be irreversible on a human timescale once they pass a certain threshold of change, and the widespread effects of the transition to the new state will be felt for generations to come, the scientists said.


The full text of the news item is at http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/020508EA.shtml.


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