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Global Tipping Points

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Zoe Thomas
Academic year

Module overview

This module will explore how humans have been impacting the planet over recent millennia, and how more recently the increased impacts are leading to tipping points in many global systems, from biogeophysical to social. As such the module will discuss a range of contexts and approaches, including palaeoscience, an understanding of what a tipping point is and how we can measure/define it. It will cover the raft of recent human impacts, how they are creating change in the natural, social and built world, and what potential solutions exist.