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Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: insights from the 2022 IPCC WGII report

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Bindoff, NL and Boyd, PW and Constable, AJ and King, MA and McGee, J and Pecl, G, Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: insights from the 2022 IPCC WGII report, The Australian Antarctic Program Partnership and the ARC Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science, University of Tasmania, Hobart (2022) [Report Other]


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Abstract

Over time, greenhouse gas emissions have caused observable changes in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, triggering a warmer climate, more extreme weather and sea-level rise. These changes affect planetary, and Antarctic and Southern Ocean systems.

Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems and the human communities that depend on Antarctica are increasingly affected, including the 1.3 billion people living in low lying regions around the world.

In Australia, our fisheries, natural systems and human communities are encountering extreme weather and climate trends some of which are linked to the changes emerging in the Antarctic.

Achieving climate resilience is currently a challenge in the Antarctic Treaty System including management of protected areas. Rapid and ambitious actions in the current decade will influence whether these changes can be avoided or will become irreversible for centuries to millennia.

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Item Type:Report Other
Keywords:climate change, Antarctica, Southern Ocean, IPCC, adaptation
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Climate change science
Research Field:Climate change science not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
UTAS Author:Bindoff, NL (Professor Nathan Bindoff)
UTAS Author:Boyd, PW (Professor Philip Boyd)
UTAS Author:Constable, AJ (Dr Andrew Constable)
UTAS Author:King, MA (Professor Matt King)
UTAS Author:McGee, J (Associate Professor Jeffrey McGee)
UTAS Author:Pecl, G (Professor Gretta Pecl)
ID Code:149232
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2022-03-18
Last Modified:2022-03-21
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