© 2024 KOSU
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Irreversible climate 'tipping points' loom in coming decades

Humans are on track to trigger multiple irreversible climate “tipping points” in the coming decades, according to a new study.

If global warming reaches 1.5 degrees Celsius, ice sheets at both poles could experience runaway melting. Some coral reefs would also permanently die at that temperature, the study finds.

NPR’s Rebecca Hersher reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

KOSU is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.