Nathan Bindoff - IPCC Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: key findings for oceans and polar regions

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18 March 2020
2.00pm - 3.00pm

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Dr. Nathan Bindoff
University of Tasmania
Climate Change Research Centre

In September 2019 the IPCC released its Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC), which assesses physical processes and impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar and mountain ecosystems. It also assesses consequences for human communities and options for people to adapt to climate-related changes for a more sustainable future. In this seminar I summarise and highlight the significance of key findings from this report for the oceans and polar regions, and for Australia.

Nathan Bindoff was a coordinating lead author for the oceans chapter of the report (Ch5), and a drafting author on the report’s Summary for Policy Makers (SPM).

Brief Biography: Nathan is a physical oceanographer, specializing in ocean climate and the earth’s climate system. He was the coordinating lead author for the ocean in the IPCC Fourth, Fifth Assessment Reports and Special Reports on Oceans (SROCC). Nathan and colleagues found the first evidence for changes in the oceans and changes in the Earth's hydrological cycle from ocean salinity. His most recent work is on the decline in oxygen content of the oceans and dynamics of the Southern Ocean. He also leads the award-winning on climate futures program and the impacts of climate change on Australian climate, in particular, on extreme temperatures, rainfall, runoff, agriculture, and ecosystems. He has published more than 134 peer-reviewed papers and more than 50 reports.