The quiet crossing of ocean tipping points

Heinze, Christoph; Blenckner, Thorsten; Martins, Helena; Rusiecka, Dagmara; Döscher, Ralf; Gehlen, Marion; Gruber, Nicolas; Holland, Elisabeth; Hov, Øystein; Joos, Fortunat; Matthews, John Brian Robin; Rødven, Rolf; Wilson, Simon (2021). The quiet crossing of ocean tipping points. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America - PNAS, 118(9), e2008478118. National Academy of Sciences NAS 10.1073/pnas.2008478118

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Anthropogenic climate change profoundly alters the ocean’s environmental conditions, which, in turn, impact marine ecosystems. Some of these changes are happening fast and may be difficult to reverse. The identification and monitoring of such changes, which also includes tipping points, is an ongoing and emerging research effort. Prevention of negative impacts requires mitigation efforts based on feasible research-based pathways. Climate-induced tipping points are traditionally associated with singular catastrophic events (relative to natural variations) of dramatic negative impact. High-probability high-impact ocean tipping points due to warming, ocean acidification, and deoxygenation may be more fragmented both regionally and in time but add up to global dimensions. These tipping points in combination with gradual changes need to be addressed as seriously as singular catastrophic events in order to prevent the cumulative and often compounding negative societal and Earth system impacts.There are no data underlying this work.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Climate and Environmental Physics

UniBE Contributor:

Joos, Fortunat

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

0027-8424

Publisher:

National Academy of Sciences NAS

Language:

English

Submitter:

Fortunat Joos

Date Deposited:

11 Mar 2021 14:58

Last Modified:

11 Mar 2021 14:58

Publisher DOI:

10.1073/pnas.2008478118

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/152994

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/152994

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