Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
|Event Name||Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate|
|Start Date||6 Nov 2019 1:00 pm|
|End Date||6 Nov 2019 2:00 pm|
Andrew Mackintosh, Professor and Head of the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment.
A new report from the IPCC shows that climate change is causing significant melting of the cryosphere and global impacts. The report also shows that the largest impacts are likely to be reduced if we rapidly transition to a low-carbon economy. Professor Andrew Mackintosh is a Lead Author of the report. Drawing on examples from his own research, Andrew will discuss the physical changes in the cryosphere that are leading to these impacts, and the implications for high mountain and polar regions, as well as for sea level rise and low-lying islands, coasts and communities.
About Professor Mackintosh
Andrew Mackintosh joined Monash University in May 2019 as Head of the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment. Prior to that he was Professor of Earth and Climate Science and Director of the Antarctic Research Centre in Wellington, New Zealand. He has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and a BSc from the University of Melbourne. He has given many public talks and media interviews and has briefed sitting and former New Zealand Prime Ministers Rt. Hon. Helen Clark and Rt. Hon. Jacinda Adern.