On the Precipice: the climate change target humanity cannot afford to miss, is a collaborative effort between GNS, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and the Antarctic Science Platform. It includes input from New Zealand and international researchers, and support from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Yesterday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its landmark report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. The report is deemed a ‘code red for humanity’, warning of the devastating effects of climate change and exploring adaptation options for cities and coastal communities.
Aligned with this release, we wanted to raise awareness amongst our partners and stakeholders of a New Zealand scientist-led report: On the Precipice: the climate change target humanity cannot afford to miss.
On the Precipice describes the potential impacts of Antarctic ice sheet melt, and rising sea levels and temperatures, resulting from climate change. It details the stages and potential impacts of the changes and provides evidence of potential impacts by way of data and modelling. The content includes:
Whilst our role is to understand the science, we know that the work we’re doing has the potential to influence policy development, grow social awareness and support behaviour change. We have a responsibility to act now to protect our planet for future generations – this is our moment to change.
We hope you find the report useful and would be grateful if you would share it with relevant colleagues, members and peers.