“New Science on Dangerous Tipping Points” a mass communications short film by Earth HQ, the media arm of the Global Commons Alliance, held its premiere screening at the UN Climate Champions event “Repairing our World to Avoid Runaway Climate Change” during COP 27.
Built on groundbreaking research from Earth Commission experts, the film emphasises the need for immediate action to tackle climate change to avoid the risk of crossing multiple climate tipping points.
Research from the Earth Commission shows we are at risk of passing five dangerous climate tipping points at current levels of global heating, and that even more tipping points could be triggered if global temperature rises beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In 2022, tipping points were mentioned for the first time in a UNFCCC COP Agreement text – the COP27 Sharm el-Sheikh Implementation Plan.
The film was produced by the Global Commons Alliance component Earth HQ, with scientific advice provided by a range of Earth Commission experts and staff.