Once it starts

As we pass #PeakCivilisation we begin the #GreatDescent, taking with us life on Earth as we know it. #TalkCollapse because this is collapse.

“’We call it a positive feedback mechanism in climate science,’ explains Professor Hugelius, ‘once the collapse starts, ever more heat and water can penetrate into the permafrost and you get a more and more rapid process which speeds up by itself.’ If, theoretically, we stopped global warming in its tracks today – at +1.2C above pre-industrial levels – the permafrost would still keep thawing for up to 200 years and emitting greenhouse gases for a long time… Much of this crucial frozen land will be stuck in a losing spiral, lumping 10 generations of humanity with the consequences of soaring emissions.”

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