Rising global temperatures have produced effects such as extreme weather and a rising sea level. Climate scientists fear that if temperatures continue to rise, we may soon reach the point of no return. If the earth’s natural cooling systems start to fail, each could feed failure of the next, resulting in a hothouse with large portions of the planet uninhabitable. Authors of a major report on this phenomenon explain.
- Dr. Diana Liverman, Professor of Geography and Development, University of Arizona
- Dr. Katherine Richardson, Professor of Biological Oceanography and leader, Sustainability Science Center, Univerity of Copenhagen
- Dr. Kristina Dahl, Senior Climate Specialist, Union of Concerned Scientists