[Ronald Bailey] After June 2002, the news media's use of tipping point in the context of global warming and climate change exploded (reached its own tipping point?). One caveat: naturally there will be some overlap since many articles will mention both climate change and global warming. In any case here are the totals:
Between June 2002 and June 2005 - CC: 262; GW: 303.
Between June 2005 and June 2008 - CC: more than 3,000; GW: more than 3,000*
Between June 2008 and June 2011 - CC: more than 3,000; GW: 2903
Between June 2011 and June 2012 - CC: 1,348; GW; 637
Of course, the problem with tipping points is that they can never be proven wrong; only right in retrospect. And that, of course, makes citing them a wonderful rhetorical device for
Mr Combet said the schemes would cover an estimated 30 per cent of the global economy, showing Australia was joining "the vast majority of the world's industrialised economies in adopting a policy that reduces emissions in the most economically responsible way".
[Ronald Bailey] ...Will 1400 do it? 2100? In two weeks, the United Nations will convene its Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro where yet more
international treaties to save the planet will be discussed. ....Via HauntingtheLibrary, and the Global Warming Policy Foundation.
Mars has 'undergone radical climate change'