Accelerating Climate Change and the Living Earth

Alan K. Betts *

Atmospheric Research, Pittsford, VT 05763, USA.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The purpose of this mini-review article is to extend the discussion of the takeover of the climate system by the living Earth, colloquially known as Mother Nature, in response to the refusal of global societies to significantly reduce the burning of the fossil fuels that are driving the extreme climate change that is destroying life on Earth. So it is not an article limited to a conventional science perspective because of course the perspective of the Earth is not documented in the literature. The author is the only climate scientist working to present the perspective on Mother Nature in the science literature, because it is part of the reality we must deal with. This article will review my past work, and reframe in familiar social terms four keys to understanding the perspective of the living Earth. Some current climate extremes will then be reviewed.

Keywords: Climate change, earth, fossil fuel, greenhouse gas, nature

How to Cite

K. Betts , Alan. 2023. “Accelerating Climate Change and the Living Earth”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (2):1-11.


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