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 […]
Professor Antony Long, one of the lead researchers in WP1 (Rapid Neoglacial-transitions in the North Atlantic) of the Tipping Points project, presented some interesting research relevant to the project at the last American Geophysical Union meeting, the world’s largest conference on geophysical science. The study concerns the Jakobshavn ice stream (pictured above), one of the […]