Tag Archives: WAIS

feedbacks, runaway, and tipping points

There’s been some discussion on Twitter about feedbacks, runaways, and tipping points. The issue is that some seem to confuse these and sometimes imply that we could cross thresholds where we’ll undergo a runaway. I thought I would briefly try … Continue reading

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Ice sheet retreat

It is quite regularly pointed out – by Steve Bloom and others – that the Pliocene (5 – 3 million years ago) is quite interesting since the temperatures were 2 – 3oC higher than today, sea levels were 20 – … Continue reading

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Dansgaard-Oeschger events

Yesterday’s post had more impact than I was expecting. I probably should avoid calling other people jerks, even if I imply that I am one by doing so. I should also try and stick more to my resolution of not … Continue reading

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