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Originally submitted by: Nicholas John
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Very rapid acceleration of global warming


(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Wild Card (approx. 150 words)
Global warming speeds up very rapidly


global warming, environment, climate change, ecosystem, climate

Type of event

Unplanned consequence of events/trends/situations (e.g. financial crisis, accidental breakthrough)

Type of emergence

please select (if any) describe related trend or situation
An extreme extension of a trend/development/situation
(e.g. Increased global warming leads to a total ban on fossil fuels)

Historical parallels

Perhaps the coming of the ice age that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Type of systems affected





please specify:
please select
Level 4: important for the whole world

Early indicators

(including weak signals)

Melting polar ice caps. Rising temperatures across the world. Decreased precipitation across the world.

Latent phase

Obstacles for early indentification

economic filters (business/market interests)
political filters (party or ideological interests)

Manifestation phase

Type of manifestation

In a probably pervasive way (contagious or transmittable)