These 6 tipping points could fundamentally change our world

In our new Synergy column, Cosmos writers explore how we’re dealing with the urgent issues of climate change. Follow our coverage.

Human activities are driving us closer to the brink of catastrophe with interconnected tipping points that could rapidly, and fundamentally, change the systems we rely on.

These are called “risk tipping points.” The Interconnected Disaster Risks Report 2023 identifies 6 of these events, which put pressure on our systems until they are pushed to the brink of collapse, and which are irreversible if they occur.

Cosmos science reporter Imma Perfetto explains how we can recognise the danger ahead and how by prioritising transformational change we can set ourselves on a path towards a sustainable future.

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