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Early warning signals for environmental and social change

November 26, 2014 by

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Earth systems are known to switch suddenly without warning. Take the weather for example, where one moment it could be a bright, sunny day and the next it suddenly transforms into strong winds and heavy rain of a severe storm. In the case of climate modelling of the West Antarctic ice sheet, recent research has […]

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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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