Abrupt climate change.

@article{Alley2003AbruptCC,
  title={Abrupt climate change.},
  author={Richard B. Alley and Jochem Marotzke and William Nordhaus and Jonathan T. Overpeck and Dorothy M. Peteet and Roger A. Pielke and Raymond T. Pierrehumbert and Peter B. Rhines and Thomas F. Stocker and Lynne D. Talley and John M. Wallace},
  journal={Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={299 5615},
  pages={
          2005-10
        }
}
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… Expand

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