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Pepijn Bakker

Assistant professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands

Expertise: Paleoclimate, Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, Last Interglacial, Climate variability

Guardian coverage of essay on potential of future "hothouse" climate is generally accurate, but misstates some details

“The article reasonably summarizes a new study published in PNAS, which describes the potential of tipping elements to enhance climate warming and the potential for the Earth to transition into a hot-house climate state. The article is careful to point out uncertainties and thus avoids being sensational. However, there are many small errors scattered throughout the article.”