Areas most at risk of climate change

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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.