Climate Crash: Abrupt Climate Change and What It Means for Our Future

Climate Crash: Abrupt Climate Change and What It Means for Our Future

(National Academies, 2005) The fossil record of ancient climate suggests that some climate change happens abruptly, rather than gradually as our basic models predict. This report explores some of the many processes, like ocean currents, which could cause abrupt change. One implication is that our generation could discover that we have less time than we think to address manmade greenhouse warming.