Monday, February 4, 2008

Booby Traps and Tipping Points

The 2007 Time Magazine book on global warming was one of the best all round features on the issues I have seen to date. We all tend to think of natural history moving at small, incremental, and glacially-slow speeds, but recent revelations suggest otherwise. This quote has stuck with me:

"Global climate systems are booby-trapped with tipping points and feedback loops, thresholds past which the slow creep of environmental decay gives way to sudden and self-perpetuating collapse." 2007 Time Magazine special edition on global warming.

1 comment:

RICHARD said...

DAVID, IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO COME HOME. BACK TO LAKE OKOBOJI, AND YOUR FRIENDS, AND TELL US OF YOUR LATEST ADBENTURES. THO NOT SAILING THE WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS SEAS, I HAVE A FEELING YOUR STORIES WILL STILL BE AS IF NOT MORE CAPTIVATING. WHO ELSE CALLS ME WHILE WALKING TO THE ROCKEFELLER CENTER FOR A MEETING, AND IS WALKING WITH DAVID ROCKEFELLER HIMSELF! WELL DONE AGAIN WITH YOUR PRESS TOUR DAVID. NOW GIVE ME A CALL AND LET ME KNOW WHAT IS UP....F.