Trajectories of the Earth System in the #Anthropocene
We explore the risk that selfreinforcing feedbacks could push the #EarthSystem toward a planetary threshold that, if crossed, could prevent stabilization of the #climate at intermediate temperature rises and cause continued #warming on a “#Hothouse #Earth” pathway even as #human #emissions are reduced.
@tuxom Do read it carefully. If I remember it well the paper only explains the concepts but provides no evidence for self-reinforcing feedbacks.
Do you have some links to free available papers/articles regarding selfreinforcing feedbacks in climate systems?
@tuxom As far as I know the state of the science is that they do not exist. There is not enough carbon on the Earth to move us to a Venus like hothouse.
In the media the most worried about carbon feedback is the sudden release of a lot of methane in the Arctic. We study this because it it were to happen the consequences would be large, but this is unlike so strong to be self-reinforcing.
In science the strongest methane feedback are actually tropical wetlands. https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/2017RG000559
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