How 16 Tipping Points Could Push Our Entire Planet Into Crisis

In a presentation at Davos 2023, Professor Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, talks about the 16 tipping points, the large biophysical systems that we have scientific evidence that regulates the state of the entire climate system on Earth. Nine of these 16 tipping points are showing signs of instability; push them too far, and they will shift over from supporting humanity to starting to undermining humanity. Four of these are showing scientific evidence of now being at risk already at 1.5°C. We're approaching this point very rapidly. Two of them, the Greenland ice sheet and the West Antarctic ice sheet together, represent 10 meters of sea level rise. Watch the full video to learn more about what Professor Johan Rockström shared about the tipping points in this session during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2023.