Certificate of Achievement
has completed the following course:
This online course explored how rapid changes to natural and social systems may make our planet very different in the future. This course explored the concept of tipping points from an interdisciplinary perspective, discovering their role in climate change and the future.
2 weeks, 3 hours per week
Professor Tim Lenton
Chair in Climate Change/Earth System Science
University of Exeter
- Explain what a tipping point is
- Explore the potential for tipping points to drastically change the climate system
- Apply your knowledge of tipping points to the Arctic, Amazon and circulation systems
- Investigate how tipping points might affect your life
- Debate the relevance of using ‘tipping points’ to shape policy
- Discuss the concept of tipping points in relation to social systems
Tipping Points in the Natural World
- What are ‘tipping points’?
- Recognising early warning signals for major tipping points
- Tipping points in the climate system - Arctic, Amazon and Circulation systems
Tipping Points in the Human World
- Tipping Points and policy
- Links between tipping points and social systems - Syrian droughts and conflict
- Positive tipping points - influencing behavioural change and collective action
Issued on 19th December 2019
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