The Implications of Positive Feedback Loops
Scientists from all disciplines are sounding the alarm on irreversible climate change. One of the most concerning aspects of these warnings is a process termed “runaway climate change.” This is the scenario where the Earth takes over by commencing an irreversible and uncontrollable series of events. An example of such a scenario is highlighted in a recent article from The Independent (https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-paris-agreement-permafrost-melting-carbon-emissions-a8541686.html). The journalist summarizes the concerns of prominent scientists with regards to permafrost melting in the Arctic. This case is already playing out in the Canadian north and highlights the increasing economic, political, and social urgency for climate action.