Tipping Points: Climate Change and Society
date_range Starts on November 23, 2020
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assignment Level : Intermediate
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date_range Published on November 23, 2020
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Find out what tipping points in our climate system mean for the future of our planet, with this online course from the University of Exeter.

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Prerequisite

This course is for people with a basic knowledge of climate change science (to get an introduction join the course Climate Change: The Science).

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Syllabus

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
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