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Friday, December 4, 2009

WWF, Tyndall and Allianz on Tipping Points

In another example of timely, pre-Copenhagen publication the insurer Allianz commissioned the WWF to produce a study of tipping points in the climate and Earth system. The report examines the socio-economic consequences and insurance implications associated with four key impacts arising from tipping points:

  1. Global sea level rise of up to 2 metres
  2. Shifts in hydrological systems in Asia
  3. Committed die-back of the Amazon rainforest
  4. Shift to a very arid climatology in South-western North America

And just to make sure the study is user friendly, an animated version of the report is also available.

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