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Hansen 2008

Hansen, J., 2008: Tipping point: Perspective of a climatologist. In State of the Wild 2008-2009: A Global Portrait of Wildlife, Wildlands, and Oceans. E. Fearn, Ed. Wildlife Conservation Society/Island Press, pp. 6-15.

I describe how two fundamental properties of our climate system, its predominance of "positive feedbacks" and its ponderous inertia, have together brought climate to a great tipping point, a planetary emergency. I then discuss emerging impacts of climate change on the wild. Finally I summarize fundamental data on fossil fuels, the main driver of climate change, providing an outline of actions needed to reverse the forces driving climate change.

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@inbook{ha04310w,
  author={Hansen, J.},
  editor={Fearn, E.},
  title={Tipping point: Perspective of a climatologist},
  booktitle={State of the Wild 2008-2009: A Global Portrait of Wildlife, Wildlands, and Oceans},
  year={2008},
  pages={6--15},
  publisher={Wildlife Conservation Society/Island Press},
  address={Washington, D.C.},
}

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SP  - 6
EP  - 15
PB  - Wildlife Conservation Society/Island Press
CY  - Washington, D.C.
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