24 (1): Tipping Points

Eds: Turney C, Fogwill C, Lenton T, Jones R & von Gunten L

Past Global Changes Magazine, vol. 24(1), 1-52, 2016

https://doi.org/10.22498/pages.24.1

This issue of Past Global Changes Magazine: Tipping Points highlights how abrupt shifts can lead to irreversible changes in environmental and human systems, with important implications for reducing the uncertainty of future projections.

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Individual Articles

> Contents
> News

Editorial

> Tipping points: Lessons from the Past for the Future [p.3]
Chris S.M. Turney, C.J. Fogwill, T.M. Lenton and R.T Jones

Science Highlights: Tipping Points

> Tipping points in the past: the role of stochastic noise [p.4-5]
Zoë A. Thomas and Richard T. Jones

> Tipping ice ages [p.6-7]
Michel Crucifix

> The East Antarctic ice sheet as a source of sea-level rise: A major tipping element in the climate system? [p.8-9]
Christopher J. Fogwill, N.R. Golledge, H. Millman and C.S.M. Turney

> Did synchronized ocean warming in the north pacific and north Atlantic trigger a deglacial tipping point in the northern Hemisphere? [p.10-11]
Summer K. Praetorius and Alan C. Mix

> Ice cores: High-resolution archive of rapid climate changes [p.12-13]
Simon Schüpbach, H. Fischer, S.O. Rasmussen, A. Svensson, D. Dahl-Jensen, J.P. Steffensen and J.W.C. White

> A paleo-perspective on the AMOC as a tipping element [p.14-15]
Stephen Barker and Gregor Knorr

> Identifying and anticipating tipping points in lake ecosystems [p.16-17]
Peter G. Langdon, J.A. Dearing, J.G. Dyke and R. Wang

> Multi-decadal climate variability as triggers of societal regime shifts in Japan [p.18-19]
Takeshi Nakatsuka

> Simple tipping or complex transition? Lessons from a green Sahara [p.20-21]
Sebastian Bathiany, M. Claussen, V. Brovkin, M. Scheffer, V. Dakos and E. van Nes

> The domestication of fire as a social-ecological regime shift [p.22-23]
Reinette Biggs, W.J. Boonstra, G. Peterson and M. Schlüter

Science Highlights: Open Section

> Squeezing a rainfall record out of desert sand dunes [p.24-25]
Abi Stone

Program News

> Top-class, new generation sediment coring on Research Vessel Marion Dufresne [p.26]
> Unprecedented coring performance with the upgraded Research Vessel Marion Dufresne [p.27]
> New PAGES working group on floods [p.28]
> Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society working group [p.29]
> New Forest Dynamics working group [p.30]
> Global Paleofire Working Group phase 2 (GPWG2) [p.31]
> Climate Variability Across Scales: from centuries to millennia (CVAS) [p.32]

 Workshop Reports

> Scale and Scaling in the Climate System [p.33]
> Paving the road for improved integrative investigations of past Warm Extremes [p.34]
> Modeling late Pliocene climate variability [p.35]
> Bridging data and models [p.36]
> Understanding peat carbon sequestration on Earth [p.37]
> Mapping Human Subsistence in West Africa (1000 BC - AD 1500) [p.38]
> Synthesizing East African land-cover change over the past 6000 years [p.39]
> Land-use classification [p.40]
> Towards a reconstruction of Antarctic climate over the last 2000 years [p.41]
> Comparison of climate reconstruction methods, modeling, and data synthesis approaches [p.42]
> Consolidation, finalization and publication of the Euro-Med2k database [p.43]
> Data, age uncertainties and ocean δ18O under the spotlight for Ocean2k Phase 2 [p.44]
> Hydro2k: Integrating proxy data and models for insights into past and future hydroclimate [p.45]
> Revealing social-ecological systems trajectories to enhance their sustainability [p.46]
> Paleoclimate data standards [p.47]
> The European Pollen Database: Research tool and community [p.48]
> Ice Core Young Scientists workshop [p.49]
> Using Arctic driftwood at the interface of marine and terrestrial (paleo-)environmental research [p.50]
> The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation over decades to centuries [p.51]

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