Why a one-degree change can make or break Earth’s climate

Forbes published an interview with Jesse Brewer, a UBC professor emeritus of physics and astronomy, about the reasons small changes in the earth’s temperature will have drastic implications.

“There are some places where large quantities of ice are just barely staying frozen (on average) and might all melt rather abruptly if the delicate balance is disturbed,” Brewer said. “For instance, Greenland is covered by a huge ice sheet that is kilometers thick in some places; it has already started melting here and there in the summertime.”