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Researchers believe we could soon reach a point which will lead to boiling hot temperatures and towering seas in the centuries to come.
An international team of climate researchers has warned that even if countries meet their CO2 targets, we could still be heading towards a 'hothouse Earth'.
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Learn about the language the world's media is using to report this story.
Key words and phrases:
tipping point
time after which events can't be stopped
• Employee anger over pay has reached a tipping point. Workers will now strike.
• His latest affair was a tipping point in their marriage. She left the next day.
implying something bad will happen
• Dan's car started making ominous noises, so he took it to a mechanic.
• I had an ominous dream about the party. I don't think we should go.
domino effect
situation where one event causes a series of consecutive events
• Some warn that A.I. will have a domino effect on jobs.
• Bad intelligence caused a domino effect of military mistakes.
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