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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.