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(Jochem Marotzke, FAZ) Germany - Which Tipping Point Is of Greatest Worry
06.Aug.2020
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Jochem Marotzke, Directo, Climate Research, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany: Aren't you worried about thawing permafrost? No, quantitatively the contribution is relatively small. And as a general rule, it always says: Methane is a much more powerful greenhouse gas than CO₂, which is of course true: Overall, methane has a lower greenhouse gas effect than CO₂. Even if the permafrost thaws, it is uncertain how much of the methane really arrives in the atmosphere. Bacteria can convert methane to CO₂. I'm not worried about the methane. I am not concerned about any catastrophic climate tipping point from use of fossil fuels.

A home in Northern Germany in winter. In Hamburg, the forsythia have been blossoming a little later each spring, meaning the winters are lasting a little longer for the last sixty years. Where is the man-made global warming from fossil fuels? Who is really thinking about a catastrophic climate tipping point? A home in Northern Germany in winter. In Hamburg, the forsythia have been blossoming a little later each spring, meaning the winters are lasting a little longer for the last sixty years. Where is the man-made global warming from fossil fuels? Who is really thinking about a catastrophic climate tipping point?
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