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5/7/07: The Thirteenth Tipping Point

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By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – British scientist John Schellnhuber has identified 12 tipping-points that, if triggered, would likely initiate sudden changes across the planet. From the deforestation of the Amazon to the melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, each is tied into a global environmental system that could experience a catastrophic domino effect. Journalist Julia Whitty joins Doug with details of Schellnhuber's findings, and to explain the one factor that could change the tide. (Rebroadcast)

Read Julia Whitty's article The Thirteenth Tipping Point in Mother Jones Magazine

    The Twelve Tipping Points
  1. Amazon Rainforest
  2. North Atlantic Current
  3. Greenland Ice Sheet
  4. Ozone Hole
  5. Antarctic Circumpolar Current
  6. Sahara Desert
  7. Tibetan Plateau
  8. Asian Monsoon
  9. Methane Clathrates
  10. Salinity Valves
  11. El Nino
  12. West Antarctic Ice Sheet

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