About & Credits

Welcome to climatetippingpoints.info, a climate blog giving you clear and accurate information about climate tipping points, focusing on what they are, why they’re important, and how we can predict them.

This website was set up using seed-funding from the ReCoVER Network in October 2016, who funded this as part of a science outreach project entitled: “The point of no return? An Interactive Stall and Website Starting Conversations on Climate Tipping Points“. In the main phase of the project we hosted conversations about climate tipping points at a series of stalls, public discussions, and online in 2016-2017, including at the Family Festival of Science at Thomas Hardye School and Researchers Café at Mettricks as part of Southampton Sustainability Week, as well as at The Science Room at The Art House and Winchester Cafe Scientifique. Materials from the stall have been uploaded to this website along with additional articles, reports, social media, and a short animated guide to climate tipping points. We are grateful to the ReCoVER Network for the initial funding.

After the initial seed-funding ran out in 2017 this blog has been carried on to maintain these resources for wider use, and as an independent climate blog to carry on providing information about climate tipping points (such as the new Fact-Check series in 2019). We currently have no funding sources or organisational affiliations, with the web-hosting costs paid out of personal pocket.

This blog is curated by Dr. David Armstrong McKay, a Postdoc currently researching climate-biosphere feedbacks and tipping points at Stockholm Resilience Centre (Stockholm University), with assistance from Dr. Rachael Avery, a Postdoc in glacial palaeoclimate at Stockholm University Geological Sciences.