Abrupt Climate Change

@article{Alley2003AbruptCC,
  title={Abrupt Climate Change},
  author={R. Alley and J. Marotzke and W. Nordhaus and J. Overpeck and D. Peteet and R. Pielke and R. T. Pierrehumbert and P. Rhines and T. Stocker and L. D. Talley and J. M. Wallace},
  journal={Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={299},
  pages={2005 - 2010}
}
  • R. Alley, J. Marotzke, +8 authors J. M. Wallace
  • Published 2003
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • Large, abrupt, and widespread climate changes with major impacts have occurred repeatedly in the past, when the Earth system was forced across thresholds. Although abrupt climate changes can occur for many reasons, it is conceivable that human forcing of climate change is increasing the probability of large, abrupt events. Were such an event to recur, the economic and ecological impacts could be large and potentially serious. Unpredictability exhibited near climate thresholds in simple models… CONTINUE READING

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