A research paper in the journal “Science” discusses that exceeding 1.5 degrees C global warming could trigger multiple climate tipping points.

The paper presents an updated assessment of the most important climate tipping elements and their potential tipping points, including their temperature thresholds, time scales, and impacts. Their analysis indicates that even global warming of 1°C, a threshold that we already have passed, puts us at risk by triggering some tipping points. This finding provides a compelling reason to limit additional warming as much as possible.