This discussion series aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. It supports efforts to increase consistency in the treatment of tipping elements in the scientific community, develop a research agenda, and design joint experiments and ideas for a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project (TipMip).

This 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 Lighthouse Activity of World Climate Research Program (WCRP).

  1. Paleoclimate insights on societal collapse. 3 June 2022, 17:30 - 19:00 CEST. Register now!

Past events

  1. Introduction to tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt change in the Earth system.
    20 September 2021.
  2. Tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt change in the Earth system | Amazon.
    29 November 2021.
  3. Tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt change in the Earth system | Permafrost.
    17 January 2022.
  4. Tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt change in the Earth system | Ice Sheets.
    25 January 2022.
  5. Tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt change in the Earth system | Ocean.
    11 February 2022.
  6. Tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt change in the Earth system | Monsoons.
    9 March 2022.
  7. Human and Earth systems interlinkages. 7 April 2022.
  8. Tipping towards positive social change. 12 May 2022.

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