IHRR is pleased to announce that the Tipping Points project will be participating in the British Science Festival in September with the following Main Programme event: Tipping Points in Nature and Society Date/Time: 11 September, Wednesday 12.30-14.00 Location: Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Fine Art Building, Newcastle University How does sudden radical change occur? Join researchers on their quest […]
Dr Eleanor Maddison a researcher on the Tipping Points project based at the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience investigates the climate of the past in Greenland by studying tiny insects known as non-biting midges that provide clues to what the climate was like thousands of years ago. This is Part 2 of an ongoing […]
Tipping Points will be hosting a screening of the documentary Beyond the Tipping Point?, a film about how the metaphor ‘tipping point’ is used to frame discussion about climate change. It is a thought-provoking documentary about how tipping point is used to convey the world’s response to the environmental impacts of climate change now and […]
The Tipping Points project was pleased to welcome St Anthony’s Girls’ School from Sunderland and All Saints VA Church of England School from Stockton to Durham University for hands-on activities and interactive lessons on the science of past climate change. This event was organised by the Climate Change Schools Project part of Durham University’s Science […]
In the first of a series of videos from IHRR’s Tipping Points project, scientists travel to Greenland to collect artifacts (insects and pollen grains) that will help them uncover the mystery of a rapid cooling event that took place in the North Atlantic around 5000 years ago.
Researchers from WP1 of the Tipping Points project, ‘Rapid Neo-glacial transitions in the North Atlantic’, are embarking on a quest to collect artefacts (such as non-biting midges and pollen grains) that will be used to reconstruct past temperature records in order to reveal what the climate was like thousands of years ago. This is the […]