Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Study Finds Gulf Stream in the Atlantic at its Weakest (interview)

March 2, 2021

TRT World Now– IGSD President Durwood Zaelke explains how a weakened Gulf Stream is an indication of the non-linear feedbacks and tipping points we’re fast approaching. These feedbacks and tipping points are probably the weakest links in the chain of climate protection.

He notes the two things we need to stabilize the climate and save what we can. First, speed the shift to clean energy to reduce CO2 emissions. And second, speed up cuts to the short-lived super climate pollutants, which are the fastest way to slow near-term warming, cutting the rate of global warming in half by 2050.

We must also look beyond COP26 and strengthen sister agreements, starting with the Montreal Protocol, which can do even more, as well as look towards a new sectoral agreement to phasedown methane.