1 September - 31 December 2023 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 Element Model 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

Recordings of past events

  • Introduction to tipping points series, 21 September 2021
  • Amazon, 17 November 2021
  • Permafrost, 17 January 2022
  • Ice sheets, 25 January 2022
  • Ocean, 11 February 2022
  • Monsoons, 9 March 2022
  • Human and Earth systems interlinkages, 7 April 2022
  • Tipping towards positive social change, 12 May 2022
  • Paleoclimate insights on societal collapse, 3 June 2022
  • Coral reefs, 20 October 2022
  • Cloud feedbacks and atmospheric dynamics, 23 November 2022
  • Health implications of climate tipping points, 5 December 2022
  • Climate Tipping Points: how to tip society, not the planet, 26 January 2023
  • Governing Earth System Tipping Points in Times of Multiple Crises, 27 February 2023
  • Entering Social Tipping: Norms, Agency and Scales, 30 March 2023
  • Climate extremes and impacts on the terrestrial carbon-cycle and fires, 20 April 2023
  • Education and Digitalisation, 25 May 2023
  • Outcomes of Tipping Conference 

    Tipping Points - From climate crisis to positive transformation, 12-14 September @ University of Exeter 

    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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