Ticking time bombs in the Earth system - conference

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The Second Australian Earth System Outlook Conference, "Ticking time bombs in the Earth system", will explore a small selection of globally significant “ticking time bombs” which pose risks of unmanageable undesirable change unless anticipatory actions are taken that fall well outside the corrective capacity of the invisible hand of economic market forces.  
There are many of these of which greenhouse gas forced global climate change and mass extinctions are much discussed iconic examples.  The two-day meeting (26-27 November 2012) includes four themes that have tipping point potential, partly but not entirely involving climate change and biodiversity.