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Tipping Points at British Science Festival 2013

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 […]

Are key climate science words going out of style?

November 16, 2012 by


Are words from climate science no longer as important in scientific, public and political forums as they once were? According to new research, keywords from climate science are being used less overall and are currently on a downward trend. Similar to pop music or designer clothes words go in and out of fashion over time. […]

Uncovering the climate of the past in Greenland Part 2

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 Annual Report 2011-12

The new annual report from the Tipping Points project is now available. It features the latest research updates from all five work packages of the project: - Trust and maintaining resilience of financial markets - Development of UK banking sector - Field research on past climate in the North Atlantic - Tipping points in populations […]

‘Beyond the Tipping Point?’ Event: A Review

May 4, 2012 by


Does ‘tipping point’ cause people to view climate change proactively?  Does it help them feel they are able to do something about it or is it apocalyptic, simply another way of expressing the end?  This was one of several topics discussed after a film screening hosted by IHRR’s Tipping Points project — a dedicated group […]

Beyond the Tipping Point? Conversations on Climate, Action and the Future

April 17, 2012 by


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 […]

Uncovering the Climate of the Past in Greenland

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.

Tipping Points researchers embark on field expedition to Greenland

August 3, 2011 by


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 […]

How to predict tipping points

April 11, 2011 by


Are tipping points inherently unpredictable?  Some physical and social scientists tend to think so and say that even if people were able to predict the point before a tip it would be too late.  But others are a little more optimistic.  Mark Buchanan, a member of the Tipping Points project’s advisory council who is a […]


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