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Rogue Banking: A History of Financial Fraud in Interwar Britain

A new book from the Tipping Points project by historian Dr Matthew Hollow.

Since the turn of the millennium, the British media has been awash with stories of bankers and financiers caught engaging in acts of corporate wrongdoing and financial skullduggery. 173 more words

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Early warning signals for environmental and social change

Earth systems are known to switch suddenly without warning. Take the weather for example, where one moment it could be a bright, sunny day and the next it suddenly transforms into strong winds and heavy rain of a severe storm. 1,218 more words

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How modelling social behaviour can help prevent poor health choices

Key Points

  • In a population a person may not necessarily copy the behaviour that’s popular, but the behaviours they interact with.
  • Populations have a kind of memory that keeps them locked into the same behaviour, making it difficult to change even if the size of the social group competing with it is reduced.
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Antarctica

Antarctica is an amazing place for many reasons. It’s a pristine and exotic environment with scenery you’ll see almost nowhere else on the planet. It also has no permanent human habitation. 173 more words

Climate Change

Apocalypse now - Are we on a track to dangerous climate change?

Scientists warn that we crossed the thresholds for dangerous climate change. Climate change will hence get beyond the control of humans. But what is dangerous climate change exactly and why is the 2°C global warming goal so important for climate negotiations? 486 more words

2°C Goal