Tipping Elements in the Earth System
AIMES, 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) are organizing a discussion series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. The discussion series is intended to support efforts to increase consistency in 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). The primary objective is to create an international science platform for the study of climatic, ecological and social tipping elements and their interactions in the Earth system.
Objectives & Goals
- Facilitate and coordinate synthesis and review activities and publications on the risks imposed by climate and ecological tipping elements and their potentially cascading interactions, early warning signals and intervention/management options, as well as on the opportunities offered by societal tipping elements and their interactions for sustainability transformation.
- Identify corresponding research needs.
- Convene workshops and other activities around these topics.
- Serve as a science-based clearing house for these topics for research and policy communities.
The Tipping Points in the Earth System working group’s organizing committee is comprised of members of the Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES), the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) Safe Landing Climate Activity, and the Earth Commission.
Indian Institute of Science, India
AIMES, Earth Commission
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany
Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research, Germany
University of Edinburgh, UK
University of Exeter, UK
AIMES, Earth Commission
Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC), University of New South Wales, Australia
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Tipping Elements Discussion Series
Discussion Series: Cloud feedbacks and atmospheric dynamics Location: VirtualDates: 23 November 2022, 10:30 - 12:00 CETRegister: https://cloud-feedbacks-and-atmospheric-dynamics.confetti.events/ Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and the WCRP Safe Landing...
Join us for this coral reef focused webinar from the latest series on tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system from AIMES, Earth Commission and WCRP taking place on 20 October 15:30 – 17:00 CEST.
Discussion Series: Paleoclimate Insights on Societal Collapse Location: VirtualDates: 3 June 2022, 17:30-19:00 CESTRegister: https://tipping-series-positive-paleo-collaps.confetti.events/ Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and WCRP for the Amazon focused...
Discussion Series: Tipping Towards Positive Social Change Location: VirtualDates: 12 May 2022, 10:30 CESTRegister: https://tipping-series-positive-social-tipping.confetti.events/ Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and WCRP for the Amazon focused webinar in a...
Discussion Series: Human and Earth Systems Interlinkages Location: VirtualDates: 7 April 2022, 16:30 CESTRegister:https://tipping-series-interlinkages.confetti.events/ Join AIMES, the Earth Commission, Future Earth, and WCRP Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity...
Discussion Series: Tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt change in Monsoon Systems Location: VirtualDates: 9 March 2022, 15:30 - 17:00 CESTRegister: www.tipping-series-monsoon.confetti.events About this event This event is part of a series of online...
Discussion Series: Tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt change in Oceans Location: VirtualDates: 11 February 2022, 13:30 - 15:00 CESTRegister: www.tipping-series-ocean.confetti.events About this event This event is part of a series of online discussions aims...
Discussion Series: Tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt change in Ice Sheets Location: VirtualDates: 25 January 2022, 16:00-17:30 CET About this event This discussion series aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt...
Tipping Elements, Irreversibility and Abrupt Change: Permafrost Location: VirtualDate: 17 January 2022, 16:00 - 17:30 CET About this event This discussion series aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth...
This event will focus on the ice sheets:
Introduction and moderation – Heiko Goelzer and Hannah Liddy (5min)
Recent Updates on Ice Sheet Loss (tbc) – Ricarda Winkelmann (20min)
Climate and sea level impacts of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheet loss (tbc) – Sophie Nowicki (20min)
Tipping Points and Understanding Earth Observation data needs for a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project
Tipping Points and Understanding Earth Observation data needs for a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project The International Space Science Institute is hosting a workshop on 10-14 October 2022 in Bern, Switzerland. Workshops are selected by the ISSI Directors...
Governing tipping elements in the Earth system as the new global commons of the Anthropocene This two-day cross-disciplinary in-person workshop will be jointly hosted by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), and the Institute for Advanced...
Tipping Points Conference at the University of Exeter: From Climate Crisis to Positive Transformation
Tipping Points - from climate crisis to positive transformation On 12-14 September 2022, the University of Exeter is hosting a ‘call to action’ to form an alliance to improve warnings of the proximity of catastrophic climate tipping points and to accelerate positive...
Climate Tipping Points, Irreversibility and their Consequences for Society, Environment and Economies | Switzerland’s Proposal for an IPCC Special Report
Climate Tipping Points, Irreversibility and their Consequences for Society, Environment and Economies | Switzerland’s Proposal for an IPCC Special ReportABOUT THIS SESSION Over the past decades, our scientific understanding of climate change has significantly grown....
EGU Abstract Submission: Tipping points, domino effects and resilience in the Earth system Co-organized by CR7/NP8/OS1 Convener: Ricarda Winkelmann | Co-conveners: Jonathan Donges, Victor Brovkin, Sarah Cornell, Timothy Lenton In this session we invite contributions...
The Earth Commission’s Working Group 1 (Earth and Human Systems Modelling Intercomparison Project), Future Earth’s global research project Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES) and the Safe Landing Climates Light House Activity of World...
Hosted by the International Space Science Institute and convened by ESA Climate Office and the Future Earth AIMES project, a workshop held 26-29 January 2021 brought modelers and the remote-sensing community together to discuss how Earth observations can contribute to our understanding of tipping elements in the climate system and help with early warning of change.
AIMES and PAGES organized a workshop at MPI-M to summarize and evaluate evidence on non-linear Earth System dynamics in recent geological history, and discuss how best to acquire, analyze and interpret such data to understand the risk of future abrupt transitions.