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Climate Tipping Points - AMOS 2024 Public Lecture

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There are worrying signs that Earth is passing key global climate ‘tipping points’. The ice sheets, ocean circulation and major ecosystems such as reefs, permafrost and the Amazon rainforest could go through change that is abrupt, self-perpetuating and essentially irreversible. These tipping points have enormous implications. 

Join us and our world-leading experts for a discussion about what global climate tipping points mean for Australia and its neighbours. What are the possible futures for our climate, ecosystems and society? And how do we manage that risk?

A workshop in November 2023 convened by CSIRO brought together Australian climate researchers to discuss these points and more. The post-workshop report will be launched at this special AMOS event.

Dr Linden Ashcroft, Climate Scientist and Lecturer Science Communication, University of Melbourne

Report Presenter:
Dr Michael Grose, Senior Research Scientist CSIRO


Professor Ed Hawkins MBE, National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) at the University of Reading

Dr Samantha Burgess, Deputy Director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)

Dr Pep Canadell, Chief Research Scientist in CSIRO Environment, Chief Lead Investigator in the Climate Systems Hub of the National Environmental Science Program, and Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project

Professor Ben Newell, Director of UNSW Institute for Climate Risk & Response, Professor of Behavioural Science at the School of Psychology, UNSW Sydney

    Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Inc

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