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Is our climate headed for a mathematical tipping point? - Victor J. Donnay

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Scientists have warned that as CO2 levels in the atmosphere rise an increase in Earth’s temperature by even two degrees could lead to catastrophic effects across the world. But how can such a tiny, measurable change in one factor lead to huge, unpredictable changes elsewhere? Victor J. Donnay uses billiards to illustrate tipping points, chaotic motion and their implications on climate change.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Victor J. Donnay
  • Animator Mark Storer, Henry Chung, Ricky Earl, Noel Wong, Michael Field
  • Artist Ieuan Protheroe
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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