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Tipping Points Annual Report 2013-14

IHRR’s Tipping Points project has now published its fourth annual report. It provides recent updates on the multiple strands of its research that combines different fields in the physical and social sciences, and arts and humanities. The project has generated a tremendous amount of academic research exploring the many different kinds of tipping points in […]

Tipping Points Annual Report 2012-2013

This has been a busy and productive year for the Tipping Points project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. With all five Work Packages (WPs) now active the Tipping Points team have produced research on a wide variety of ‘tipping points’, carrying the project forward into new frontiers of knowledge, and creating opportunities to encourage new […]

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 […]

British Bank Stability and Financial Crisis since 1945

July 9, 2012 by

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In a lively and energetic talk, Professor Ranald Michie provided those in attendance at the Tipping Points Conference with a fresh insight into the financial turmoil that has recently engulfed the British banking sector. Looking first at some of the most prominent explanations that have been put forward by the press and politicians, Professor Michie […]

‘In Search of Tipping Points’

The Tipping Points project is featured in IHRR’s new magazine Hazard Risk Resilience.  The article explores the concept tipping point in physical and social systems: ‘Tipping point’ is everywhere, from politicians announcing the impending doom of the financial economy to scientists explaining the environmental devastation caused by climate change. It’s in the newspapers, on the […]

‘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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