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Arctic Sea Ice and Positive Feedback Loops

One of the best-studied potential Climate Tipping Points is the retreat of Arctic summer sea-ice, which has decline from an average area of ~7.6 million square kilometres each September to only ~4.7 million square kilometres this past September. 385 more words

Point of No Return

This is a little bit more of a reading issue than a writing issue for this week but I have writing questions about it as well, and anyway what the heck. 628 more words


Sustainability Researchers' Café on Friday 14th

Our next public event will be at the next Researchers’ Café at Mettricks Old Town on Friday 14th October from 18:30 to 20:00, where Dr. David Armstrong McKay will be hosting discussions on Climate Tipping Points (alongside discussions on Permaculture with Jenny Barnes and Sustainability Issues with Dr. 99 more words

ReCoVER Outreach Project on Climate Tipping Points

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been giving funding by the ReCoVER network to do some Outreach linked to the end of my current Research Fellowship, and so we’re now launching the project: … 175 more words


Welcome to climatetippingpoints.info!

Welcome to climatetippingpoints.info, the online home for the ReCoVER-funded Outreach Project: “The point of no return? An Interactive Stall and Website Starting Conversations on Climate Tipping Points… 143 more words

iPhone Digital Tipping Point: Screen time took over active leisure in 2007


Screen time increasingly dominates our leisure hours, too, according to the annual American Time Use Survey, which is based on a nationally representative sample of individuals aged 15 and older.

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Social Impact

Processing the Distress of the Present Moment

I had the recent pleasure to engage in a conversation with Nick Burk of Relief Analysis regarding tipping points and the correlation between climate tipping points and those in the collective psyche. 129 more words