TiPES is a European science project quantifying tipping points in the Earth system in order to improve climate projections. TiPES is funded by Horizon 2020
Early warnings for tipping of the West Central Greenland ice sheet and Atlantic ocean currents
Two studies this year involving Niklas Boers of the TiPES-project have found early warning signals for tipping of a large ocean current system in the North Atlantic, called the AMOC and the Greenland ice sheet. In this TiPES-podcast Niklas Boers explains the findings.
How the speed of change might tip the climate
In this TiPES-podcast, we try to reach an intuitive understanding of climate tipping - not least rate-induced tipping which is when the speed of climate change tilts the system in an irreversible manner. Our guest is Professor Peter Ashwin from the University of Exeter, UK. Peter Ashwin was one of the discoverers of rate-induced tipping in 2012.
New study: Tipping might be avoided
A study in Science indicates that we should reconsider the idea of irreversible abrupt climate change, known as climate tipping. The climate system is more likely to change in smaller steps that might be reversed if we act quickly enough, the authors argue. Robbin Bastiaansen from the Unversity of Utrecht in The Netherlands explains.
Getting the IPCC to focus more on tipping
It is important to understand the risk of tipping points under the current climatic situation. To help increase scientific focus on this subject, Thomas Stocker, University of Bern, Switzerland hopes the IPCC will reserve a chapter in the next assessment report to tipping points in the Earth system.
Ocean circulation is crucial to the prediction of climate change
The accuracy of climate predictions depends crucially on how the ocean circulation of the North Atlantic is incorporated into climate models, a study shows. Katinka Bellomo, National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate explains the findings.
Ocean currents might tip before we expect it
We know, that climate tipping could lead to abrupt climate changes. It now turns out, tipping might take place before we would expect it to - due to rate-induced tipping. Johannes Lohmann from Physics of Ice, Climate, and Earth, The Niels Bohr Institute, the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.