Tipping Elements, Irreversibility, and Abrupt Change Discussion Series
7 APRIL 16:30 - 18:00 CEST

We invite you to join AIMES, the Earth Commission, Future Earth, and WCRP Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity for an upcoming event in our discussion series aimed at advancing knowledge on tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. Whilst previous events have focused on the Earth system alone, this webinar will explore the interlinkages between tipping elements in Earth and human systems. Speakers will present historic and contemporary examples of how Earth system tipping elements affect societies and the people within them.

  • The Dust Bowl: Enduring socio-economic impacts of an environmental catastrophe - Richard Hornbeck, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Earth System Change and Tipping: The Case of Small Island Developing States – Michelle Mycoo, University of the West Indies

The session will be moderated by Gabi Hegerl, University of Edinburgh, and Caroline Zimm, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). It will be recorded and posted on the event site a day or two after the event. To register for the event, please see the event site.

Human and Earth System Interlinkages