On The Verge

A tipping point is a delicate state in which a seemingly minor change to a natural system can lead to a sudden and massive change in its fate, often resulting in positive feedback loops (where results feed causes, leading to amplified effects). A number of these tipping points exist today, in habitats that range from coral reefs to the Amazon Rainforest—microcosms of a world on the precipice of unprecedented change.

RESEARCH BY ZEENAT KADER

ARTWORK BY MERIJN HOS

EDITORIAL DESIGN BY STUDIO 191

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