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Citizens Guide to Climate Change

Readings for Week 3 of A Citizens Guide to Climate Change

 October 12, 2018

 

Domino-effect of climate events could move Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state
Leading scientists warn that passing such a point would make efforts to reduce emissions increasingly futile
Jonathan Watts.  The Guardian.  7 Aug 2018.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/06/domino-effect-of-climate-events-could-push-earth-into-a-hothouse-state

 

 

Don’t despair – climate change catastrophe can still be averted
Simon Lewis.  The Guardian.  August 7, 2018.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/07/climate-change-catastrophe-political-will-grassroots-engagement

 

 

We’re getting dangerously close to a climate death spiral, new study warns
Why Trump’s reelection may push us over the cliff.
JOE ROMM AUG 9, 2018
https://thinkprogress.org/why-trumps-reelection-may-lead-to-a-climate-death-spiral-136fcf81c1b7/

 

 

 

Original journal article

Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene
Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, Katherine Richardson, Timothy M. Lenton, Carl Folke, Diana Liverman, Colin P. Summerhayes, Anthony D. Barnosky, Sarah E. Cornell, Michel Crucifix, Jonathan F. Donges, Ingo Fetzer, Steven J. Lade, Marten Scheffer, Ricarda Winkelmann, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber.
PNAS published ahead of print August 6, 2018.
https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1810141115
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/31/1810141115

Appendix:  http://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/suppl/2018/07/31/1810141115.DCSupplemental/pnas.1810141115.sapp.pdf

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