"Australia’s top climate scientist says “we are already deep into the
trajectory towards collapse” of civilisation, which may now be
inevitable because 9 of the 15 known global climate tipping points that
regulate the state of the planet have been activated.
Australian National University emeritus professor Will Steffen
(pictured) told Voice of Action that there was already a chance we have
triggered a “global tipping cascade” that would take us to a less
habitable “Hothouse Earth” climate, regardless of whether we reduced
Steffen says it would take 30 years at best (more likely 40-60 years) to
transition to net zero emissions, but when it comes to tipping points
such as Arctic sea ice we could have already run out of time.
Evidence shows we will also lose control of the tipping points for the
Amazon rainforest, the West Antarctic ice sheet, and the Greenland ice
sheet in much less time than it’s going to take us to get to net zero
emissions, Steffen says."
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