Climate change, the ocean and frozen regions - an IPCC special report

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Manning Clark Hall, 1.04

Kambri Cultural Centre

153 University Avenue, Australian National University

Acton, ACT 2601

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Overview of IPCC Special Report on impacts of climate change on the ocean and frozen regions of the world and adaptation options

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Australia depends on the ocean that surrounds us for our health and prosperity. But a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reveals that climate change is having a profound impact on both our ocean and the frozen parts of our planet. The report paints a grim picture of the future of Australia's coastal areas, but there's still time to avoid the worst scenarios if we act swiftly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This public lecture will discuss the main findings of the report and its implications for Australia and the world. It will cover the latest science on the impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar and mountain ecosystems and people all over the world. It will also explore options for coastal and other communities to adapt to our changing climate.

Assoc Prof Nerilie Abram is a Coordinating Lead Author of the report. She will give a presentation of the key findings, followed by an audience Q&A session.

About the speaker

Assoc Prof Nerilie Abram is based at the Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU. Nerilie’s research goals are to build the knowledge of how the Earth’s climate has behaved in the past, and how its climate systems are now changing with anthropogenic greenhouse warming. Her research involves using tropical coral reef and cave samples and polar ice cores to reconstruct past climates across a range of environments and time periods. She is also a Chief Investigator for the Australian Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.

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Manning Clark Hall, 1.04

Kambri Cultural Centre

153 University Avenue, Australian National University

Acton, ACT 2601

Australia

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