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C ) Forum What Do You Mean , ‘ Tipping Point ’ ?

  title={C ) Forum What Do You Mean , ‘ Tipping Point ’ ?},
  author={Egbert H. van Nes and Babak M. S. Arani and Arie Staal and Bregje van der Bolt and Bernardo Monteiro Flores and Sebastian Bathiany and Marten Scheffer},
Over the past 10 years the use of the term ‘tipping point’ in the scientific literature has exploded. It was originally used loosely as a metaphor for the phenomenon that, beyond a certain threshold, runaway change propels a system to a new state. Although several specific mathematical definitions have since been proposed, we argue that these are too narrow and that it is better to retain the original definition. 

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