Tipping Elements - the Achilles Heels of the Earth System - Potdam Institute for Climate Impact Research



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Nov. 30, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

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Map of the most important tipping elements in the Earth System overlain on the Köppen climate classification. There are three groups of tipping elements: melting ice bodies, changing circulations of the ocean and atmosphere, and threatened large-scale ecosystems. Question marks indicate systems whose status as tipping elements is particularly uncertain. Source: PIK, 2017.
Tipping Elements - the Achilles Heels of the Earth System - Potdam Institute for Climate Impact Research