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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 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

Photos - Tipping Points Art Exhibition in London

Work by artist Edgar Ameti was exhibited at the Conway Hall in London. We share with you some photos from the exhibition. Edgar’s work is highly expressive and provides a way of understanding both critical transitions in nature, art and society. 221 more words

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Social Tipping Points and Earth Systems Dynamics

Recently, Early Warning Signals (EWS) have been developed to predict tipping points in Earth Systems. This discussion highlights the potential to apply EWS to… 65 more words

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Anticipating Critical Transitions

Tipping points in complex systems may imply risks of unwanted collapse, but also opportunities for positive change. Our capacity to navigate such risks and opportunities can be boosted by combining emerging insights from two unconnected fields of research. 68 more words

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Understanding Phase Transitions for Social Change

The great challenges of the 21st Century are systemic in nature.  From ecological decline to cybersecurity in a digital age, the patterns of change we must grapple with are profoundly… 87 more words

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