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The Times, They Are a-Changin… Tipping Points and Why They Are Important With Ed Brook, PhD, Distinguished Professor, James R. Watson, PhD, Assistant Professor, and David Wrathall, Assistant Professor all from the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at OSU
June 23, 2020 | Virtual Edition | 6:30-8:30PM | $5 suggested donation (www.omsi.edu/donate)
Children of today are going to live through some of the most important environmental, social and technological changes humankind will ever see. It is likely that some of these changes will be large and sudden, and their impacts will be felt globally.
In this talk, geologist Ed Brook, geographer David Wrathall and complexity scientist James Watson will introduce and discuss the wicked nature of tipping points and illustrate a number of core examples of large and abrupt changes in our environment and subsequent impacts on ecosystems and human communities. You will learn about tipping points that have occurred in the climate system thousands of years ago, about contemporary social tipping points in communities impacted by climate change, and about the fundamental nature of tipping points and how they occur in ecosystems.