I have often spent time thinking about the danger of a tipping point into runaway climate change – particularly about the ways in which the concept can be conveyed to non-experts in a comprehensible manner. This eleven minute video does a good job. The script, with peer-reviewed references and additional information is at wakeupfreakout.org.
Here are some related prior posts:
- Equilibrium ruminations
- Methane clathrates and runaway warming
- Ethics among the doomed
- GHG stocks, flows, and climate change
- Tundra dangers
- Hansen on 350ppm
- Permafrost and climatic precariousness
- The Great Dying
I discovered the video linked above through this Gristmill post.
[Update: 4 February 2009] Here is a post on the danger of self-amplifying, runaway climate change: Is runaway climate change possible? Hansen’s take.