The latest natural disasters in an unrelenting few months of climate catastrophes include Hurricane Julia in Central and South America and deadly floods in Nigeria and Australia. After all this damage, it’s challenging to envision how climate change gets any worse from here. But scientists have started imagining worst case scenarios, and in September, published a study on climate “tipping points” that brought both good news and bad news. Ethan breaks down what climate trajectory we’re on and where we’ve seen significant progress in this week’s “Tip of the Iceberg.”
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Writer: Ethan Brown, Madeleine Salman, Maddy Schmidt
Fact Checker: Megan Crimmins
Editor: Megan Antone
Producers: Ethan Brown, Megan Crimmins, Shannon Damiano, Maddy Schmidt
Ad Voiceover: Sabrina Rollings
Music: Brett Sawka
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