Areas most at risk of climate change


Scientists have identified nine “tipping points” of irreversible climate change ranging from disappearing ice sheets to the Sahara and Indian monsoons becoming erratic and northern forests dying.

Cheerful stuff, huh? But don’t despair: the researchers suggest — perhaps a little glibly, but with welcome optimism — that similar tipping points exist in humanity’s transition to a low-carbon, climate-ready society.

One Response to Areas most at risk of climate change

  1. Adrianne Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 2:58 pm #

    One element that influences climate is ocean. It is a main factor in the climate change process. Think about the fact that oceans are covering almost 75% of Earth’s surface. You just cannot think that it has no influence. I found an interesting definition on that says that “climate is the continuation of oceans by other means”.