Into A Warming World: Chapter 1 – The Perfect Storm

For several decades now, Earth’s heat balance has been severely out of equilibrium. Earth is absorbing more heat than it is emitting, and across the planet ecological systems are responding. The changes so far have been almost imperceptible, and even now they appear from the human viewpoint gradual. But the changes represented
by melting glaciers, acidifying oceans, and migrating species are—on a planetary timescale—breaking all known speed limits.