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Ajema Lydiah

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New Scientist

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Dangerous climate feedback loops are increasing global warming and risk causing a permanent shift away from the Earth’s

Dangerous climate feedback loops are increasing global warming and risk causing a permanent shift away from the Earth’s current climate, according to a new study. Climate feedback loops are cyclical chain reactions that happen when one change triggers further changes, in a process that keeps on repeating itself. Some of these feedback loops drive down warming, but others amplify it. Take Arctic ice, for example. Warming temperatures cause sea ice to melt, revealing the dark ocean water beneath. As dark surfaces absorb more heat than reflective surfaces like ice, the ocean warms and more ice melts. A group of international scientists from institutions including Oregon State University, Exeter University and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, pored over climate literature to identify 41 climate feedback loops. Of these, they found that 27 are driving up global temperatures, according to the study published Friday in the scientific journal One Earth, while just seven are helping to slow the pace of climate crisis

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  • Future Focus Foundation

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    This is a worrying premonition Global problem to start with local solutions. Climate literacy at community local level

    • George Kariuki

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      It is deeply concerning that climate feedback loops are amplifying global warming and could cause a permanent shift in our climate.

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