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Gradual Climate Change Can Have Abrupt Impacts

A National Research Council report is raising concern about the increased potential for abrupt climate changes in the near future, meaning change in a few years or decades - rather than centuries - leaving little time for society and ecosystems to adapt. University of Colorado Geological Sciences Professor Jim White led the scientific committee assessing the risk. "It is important to recognize that not only does climate change itself, but there are impacts, on human systems and on...

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