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Published on 06 April 2022
We were thrilled to partner with Whirinaki Whare Taonga to sponsor the Meltdown: Visualising Climate Change exhibition and support the climate change speaking event held in March.
Around 50 members of the public attended the free session and had the opportunity to listen to climate change experts and have their questions answered.
The experts were:
Dave Lowe: Atmospheric scientist who has been working on climate change for 50 years, having worked with Charles David Keeling to record atmospheric carbon at Baring Head in Wellington.
Dave was a lead author of the 2007 IPCC report that received a Nobel Peace Prize, and his book ‘the Alarmist’ has become a Victoria University Press best seller. His work has been featured on several documentaries – one for New Zealand Geographic, and another as part of the Netflix ‘Stories of a Generation’ series. He won the Environmental Category at the Wellingtonian of the Year Awards (Welly Awards) last year.
James Renwick: Commissioner with the Climate Change Commission, and a Professor at Victoria University specialising in Climate Change. In 2018 he won the Prime Ministers Science Prize for communication. He was a lead author for the IPCC’s fourth and fifth Assessment reports, as well as a coordinating lead author for the IPCC’s sixth Assessment Report.
Cr Sophie Handford: Sophie was the national coordinator for the School Strike for climate in New Zealand, where she mobilised 170,000 people. She is the youngest person to be elected as a Councillor in New Zealand and serves as an Elected Member on the Kāpiti Coast District Council.
If you missed it, you can watch a recording of the event on our Sustainability page.