Tipping Points: Climate Change and Society

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Last updated on July 12, 2024 10:26 am

Discover how rapid changes to natural systems may make Earth look very different in the future.

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Who is the course for?

This course is for people with a basic knowledge of climate change science (to get an introduction join the course Climate Change: The Science).

What topics will you cover?

Tipping Points in the Natural World

What are ‘tipping points’?

Recognising early warning signals for major tipping points

Tipping points in the climate system – Arctic, Amazon and Circulation systems

Tipping Points in the Human World

Tipping Points and policy

Links between tipping points and social systems – Syrian droughts and conflict

Positive tipping points – influencing behavioural change and collective action

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Explain what a tipping point is

Explore the potential for tipping points to drastically change the climate system

Apply your knowledge of tipping points to the Arctic, Amazon and circulation systems

Investigate how tipping points might affect your life

Debate the relevance of using ‘tipping points’ to shape policy

Discuss the concept of tipping points in relation to social systems

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