Tipping Points in Earth Systems

  • Post published:June 1, 2022
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Tipping Points in Earth Systems

Published by Gunn Janne Myrseth (NORCE Senior Communication Adviser)

We live today under the threat of imminent abrupt and irreversible transitions in the Earth system – especially tipping points of ice sheets, ocean circulation systems, rainforests, or monsoon systems, as well as ocean warming, acidification and deoxygenation, processes leading to fast and abrupt changes in marine ecosystems.

Three EU-funded projects under the Horizon 2020 programme, Tipping Points in the Earth System (TiPES), Our Common Future Ocean in the Earth System (COMFORT), and Tipping Points in Antarctic Climate Components (TiPACCs) have worked together towards developing a policy brief that presents the key findings to date from these projects. On that basis, we jointly formulated persisting knowledge gaps as well as policy recommendations.

The projects are hosted by The University of Copenhagen, The University of Bergen and NORCE and involves Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.