1 September - 31 December 2024 CEST

Advancing Earth systems knowledge 

This series of online discussions convened by AIMES, Future Earth, Earth Commission and WCRP aims to advance the knowledge about tipping points, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. It supports efforts to increase consistency in treatment of tipping points in the scientific community, develop a research agenda, and design joint experiments and ideas for a Tipping Point Modelling Intercomparison Project (TIPMIP).

The 60-90 min events are held monthly and feature presentations from scientists working on the frontiers of earth systems research. 

Register for each event individually to receive joining instructions. After an event, you can access recordings and materials on the links below.

Upcoming online events

  • Several new webinars will be launched in fall/winter 2024 

Recordings of past events

  • Climate Tipping interactions and Cascades, 19 June 2024
  • Accelerating Transformation: Positive Food System Tipping, 16 May 2024
  • Soils, 24 April 2024
  • Communicating Tipping Points, 20 March 2024
  • Sea Ice, 22 February 2024
  • Early Warning Signals, 29 January 2024
  • Global Tipping Points Report 2023: Discussion with Section Leads, 13 December 2023
  • Economics view of tipping points, 28 November 2023
  • Methane possible tipping points or surprises, 7 November 2023
  • Tipping Model Intercomparison Project (TIPMIP) for All, 9 Oct 2023 (No recording available)
  • Ecological tipping points, 29 September 2023
  • Education and Digitalisation, 25 May 2023
  • Climate extremes and impacts on the terrestrial carbon-cycle and fires, 20 April 2023
  • Entering Social Tipping: Norms, Agency and Scales, 30 March 2023
  • Governing Earth System Tipping Points in Times of Multiple Crises, 27 February 2023
  • Climate Tipping Points: how to tip society, not the planet, 26 January 2023
  • 2022
  • Health implications of climate tipping points, 5 December 2022
  • Cloud feedbacks and atmospheric dynamics, 23 November 2022
  • Coral reefs, 20 October 2022
  • Paleoclimate insights on societal collapse, 3 June 2022
  • Tipping towards positive social change, 12 May 2022
  • Human and Earth systems interlinkages, 7 April 2022
  • Monsoons, 9 March 2022
  • Ocean, 11 February 2022
  • Ice sheets, 25 January 2022
  • Permafrost, 17 January 2022
  • 2021
  • Amazon, 17 November 2021
  • Introduction to tipping points series, 21 September 2021

  • All you need to know

    The discussion series is a joint activity of the Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES) global research project of Future Earth, the Earth Commission Working Group 1 Earth and Human Systems Intercomparison Modelling Project (EHSMIP) under the Global Commons Alliance, and the Safe Landing Climates Light House Activity of World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).

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    WCRP Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity

    The Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity is an exploration of the routes to “safe landing” spaces for human and natural systems. It will explore future pathways that avoid dangerous climate change while at the same time contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including those of climate action, zero hunger, clean water and sanitation, good health and well-being, affordable and clean energy, and healthy ecosystems above and below water. The relevant time scale is multi-decadal to millennial.