Turney, C and Fogwill, CJ (2021) The implications of the recently recognized mid-20th century shift in the Earth system. The Anthropocene Review (205301). ISSN 2053-0196

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Satellite observations offering detailed records of global environmental change are only available from 1979. Emerging studies combining high-quality instrumental and natural observations highlight that the Earth system experienced a substantial shift across the mid-20th century, one that appears to have taken place before the Great Acceleration of human activities from the 1950s. These new results have far-reaching implications for understanding ice-ocean-atmospheric interactions in the Anthropocene and highlight the urgent need for drastic cuts in carbon emissions to limit the impact of future warming.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this accepted manuscript and all relevant information can be found online at; https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2053019621995526
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antarctic; Anthropocene; Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation; carbon emissions; climate change; Earth system thresholds; Paris Climate Agreement; Southern Ocean; tipping elements; tipping points
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2021 11:12
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2021 14:47
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/9403

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