Climate change tipping points

Potential climate tipping points where rising global atmospheric temperatures could cause irreversible change to the Earth system.

Atmospheric CO2 concentration art

No time to waste: Globally averaged concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere for the time period 803’719 BCE – today.

Annual global temperature change

The annual global surface temperature anomalies relative to a 1961-1990 reference period as historically measured over time since the year 1850.

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