Abrupt Climate Change

An abrupt climate change or “climate jump” describes the rapid climate change to a new climate state. This has a serious impact on our habitats because ecosystems have to adapt to the new conditions over a short period of time. Such a “climate jump” occurs when a climate change occurs too quickly and unexpectedly. The last abrupt climate change took place during the Younger Dryas (Knud Jessen). Climate Jumps can occur within decades or even years.