Environmental Tipping Points

Gerry Marten and his collaborators propose the concept of environmental tipping points. They define an “environmental tipping point” is a point in a linked eco-social system where a small action can catalyze major changes in the system’s health. The concept is illustrated by a few dozen examples on their website. A lot more work need to be done to make the concept more precise and systematic than just interesting stories, but I find it an interesting idea to pursue.

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