The 13th Tipping Point: When Will We Face Up to Global Warming?In 2004, distinguished climate scientist John Schellnhuber identified 12 global-warming tipping points, any one of which, if triggered, will likely initiate sudden, catastrophic changes across the planet.As author Julia Whitty observes in her November/December 2006 Mother Jones cover story, odds are you've never heard of most of these tipping points, even though our entire genetic legacy may depend on their status. So what will it take to trigger what could be called the 13th tipping point, a shift in human attitudes from denial to responsibility for global warming?The World Affairs Council was founded in 1947 out of the interest generated by the founding of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945. With over 10,000 members, they are the largest international affairs organization on the west coast.moreless
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