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CCSS Meeting #34 (online): Tipping positive change to avoid climate tipping points
We cordially invite you to join us at our virtual Centre for Complex Systems Studies external linkon Microsoft Teams to meet other complexity researchers where you won’t miss out any online activities from us as well.
This lecture is an online discussion organised within the Transitions with Complex Systems series.
Due to the current situation which many of our community have found ourselves in, we have decided to adapt our schedule to bring you an updated series of online lectures and discussions.
This Series: Complexity & Transitions
This academic year at the CCSS we are holding two series of lectures. Under our ‘Complexity & Transitions’ series, we host guest lectures from researchers from a variety of discplines whose research focuses on transitions within complex systems. Please see our upcoming Events for details on our other reading series.
Tim Lenton external linkis Professor of Climate Change and Earth Systems Science at the University of Exeter. His research focuses on the Earth as a system, placing a focus on how life reshaped the planet in the past, and what lessons we can draw from this. A main area of his work examines tipping points and early warning signals in the Earth system, particularly focusing on the implications of crossing tipping points and the actual thresholds in the Earth’s climate system. Tim’s passion for studying the Earth’s systems was ignited after reading Jum Lovelock’s books on Gaia, which was mentioned in his recent publication in Science, Gaia 2.0 – Could humans add some level of self-awareness to Earth’s self-regulation?
I will summarise recent evidence regarding climate tipping points, which supports declarations that we are in a ‘climate emergency’.
I’ll also show our latest results identifying a human climate niche and projecting how it will move in the future.
Then I will turn to identifying positive social tipping points that will need to be triggered to have any hope of limiting global warming to well below 2°C.
There will be 60-min lecture from our speaker, followed by a 30-min Question & Answer session.
To attend the lecture, please click this link external linkat 15:00 on Friday 19th June 2020.
You are free to join the event without a Microsoft Teams account, the link above will direct you to open Teams on the web or download the program, and you can easily join the event as a guest in Teams.