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The Most Inconvenient Global Warming Reality - in 45 seconds

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Published on Jun 13, 2019

[Excuse shaky video; shot mainly for note taking; but interesting points!. Trimmed version of an earlier video.]

In a climate chat with MIT's John Reilly (left) and Henry "Jake" Jacoby, Reilly succinctly described one of the most important, and least appreciated, facts about human-driven climate change.

The climate system has enormous inertia, preventing any quick relief from even aggressive reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide.

In the longer video, they discuss another challenge - the deep enduring uncertainty surrounding the most consequential aspects of what's to come (pace and extent of warming, sea-level rise, for instance).: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIWzN...

MIT global change center: https://globalchange.mit.edu/media/mi...

Revkin on adaptation: http://j.mp/adaptationrises

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