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World on brink of five ‘disastrous’ climate tipping points, study finds

By Damian Carrington

08 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The minimum heat rise now expected is 1.5C, which is likely to trigger four of the five tipping points highlighted in the major study.

The climate crisis has driven the world to the brink of multiple “disastrous” tipping points, according to a major study.

It shows five dangerous tipping points may already have been passed due to the 1.1C of global heating caused by humanity to date.

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