“Climate Change and the Pacific” seminar on September 26! [fr]
The French Embassy is proudly supporting the "Climate Change and the Pacific" seminar at Victoria University of Wellington on the 26th of September. This event is part of the "Climate Change Week", an initiative launched and supervised by European Union Delegations taking place worldwide from the 24th to the 29th of September 2018.
Climate Change Week is an initiative launched and supervised by European Union Delegations taking place worldwide from the 24th to the 29th of September 2018.
For one week, Embassies of European Union countries will be acknowledging significant public and private projects tackling the challenges associated with climate change.
The French Embassy is proudly supporting the Climate Change and the Pacific seminar event at Victoria University of Wellington on the 26th of September.
This event will be the opportunity to hear the latest research from Prof James Renwick, world-leading climate change expert, and from Pierre Foucaud, Marine Consultant at MetService.
When: 26th of September, 5:30 to 7:30pm
Where: Te Toki a Rata Lecture Theatre 1 (TTRLT1), Victoria University of Wellington)
A cocktail reception will follow the seminars to further the discussion between scientists, students, government representatives and policy makers.
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By Prof James Renwick, Professor of Physical Geography, Victoria University of Wellington
As the climate warms, the chances of heavy rainfalls and flooding is increasing across the Pacific. At the same time, the likelihood of droughts is also increasing with more severe drying of land surfaces, a more variable South Pacific Convergence Zone, and larger extremes associated with El Niño. The rate of sea level rise in the western Pacific has been well above the global average, which is likely to continue for the rest of this century. Tropical cyclones are becoming gradually stronger but perhaps a little less frequent. This presentation will review the state of climate change science and the outlook for the Pacific region.
Extreme meteorological events and development of forecasting tools in the South Pacific
By Pierre Foucaud, Marine Consultant, Meteorological Service of New Zealand
We will look at some recent extreme events that have affected the planet and compare them with others over the course of the past century. We will also explain what a +2˚C temperature anomaly means and its consequences for the upcoming decades. Finally, MetService has recently established strong connections with France through various projects and partnerships to develop new forecasting tools and weather monitoring solutions for the South Pacific Ocean region.