Originally posted on Real Science:
Scientists warn that we are about to pass a global warming tipping point.
While we may not yet have reached the “point of no return”—when no amount of cutbacks on greenhouse gas emissions will save us from potentially catastrophic global warming—climate scientists warn we may be getting awfully close.
This sounds bad, but is actually excellent news. In 1989 they only gave us until the year 2000 to stop global warming, so this is actually quite a nice reprieve.
But it is even better than it seems! Forty years ago this month climatologists told us that unless we let them melt the polar ice caps, global cooling would kill us all.
So far, we have a total of 40 years of passing the global cooling/warming tipping point. But the news gets even better. Seventy…
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