The IPCC’s working group 1 report evaluates the physical science behind climate change, drawing together the best current understanding of temperature increases, sea level rise, extreme weather events, climate sensitivity, ocean acidification, ice loss and other topics. This mammoth undertaking relies on contributions from 259 authors across 39 countries.
In this SMC media background briefing, New Zealand scientists involved in the report’s creation sit down with journalists to answer questions about the IPCC process, explain what has changed since the last report, and what topics will be covered this time around.
- Dr David Wratt, Director, NZ Climate Change Centre (NIWA)
- Prof Dave Frame, Director, NZ Climate Change Research Institute (VUW)
- Dr James Renwick, Assoc Prof, School of Geography Environment & Earth Sciences (VUW)
- Prof Timothy Naish, Director, Antarctic Research Centre (VUW)
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