‘Collapse of Civilisation Is the Most Likely Outcome’: Top Climate Scientists

“They found that 9 of the 15 known Earth tipping elements that regulate the state of the planet had been activated, and there was now scientific support for declaring a state of planetary emergency. These tipping points can trigger abrupt carbon release back into the atmosphere, such as the release of carbon dioxide and methane caused by the irreversible thawing of the Arctic permafrost.

“‘If damaging tipping cascades can occur and a global tipping point cannot be ruled out, then this is an existential threat to civilization.'”