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Wake Up, Freak Out – then Get a Grip!

It’s much, much later than you think

This really isn’t about polar bears any more. At this very moment, the fate of civilization itself hangs in the balance.

It turns out that the way we have been calculating the future impacts of climate change up to now has been missing a really important piece of the picture. It seems we are now dangerously close to the tipping point in the world's climate system; this is the point of no return, after which truly catastrophic changes become inevitable.

Director(s): Leo Murray
Script: Leo Murray
Production: Leo Murray
 
Year: 2008
Duration: 12 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United Kingdom
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Main topic(s): Climate
Secondary topics: climate
Mentions: climate climate change warming tipping extinction albedo effect green house gases acidification mass extinction widespread deaths natural catastrophe disaster
Topic Page(s): Climate

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