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Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture – Ice and Us : Adapting to sea level rise

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Keynote address by Professor Tim Naish and Professor Richard Levy.

With supporting presentation by Cawthron’s Dr Anna Berthelsen and Jacqui Stuart

Melting land ice is now the single largest driver of global sea-level rise. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change stated “2m by 2100 cannot be ruled out”, depending on how rapidly the Antarctic ice sheet melts and how quickly we reduce global carbon emissions. Coupled with this, tectonic plate settings are causing ongoing land subsidence in many parts of New Zealand, including Whakatū Nelson. This lecture will see acclaimed New Zealand scientists Prof Tim Naish and Prof Richard Levy explain how climate change is driving sea level rise and how their science is helping communities throughout Aotearoa respond to the challenges we face now and into the future.

Their presentation will be followed by Dr Anna Berthelsen and Jacqui Stuart from Cawthron Institute who will share some of the science Cawthron is doing to understand and find solutions for climate change, including our work in Antarctica. Cawthron Chief Executive Volker Kuntzsch will MC the event and facilitate a Q&A session will all four speakers at the conclusion of their presentations.

For more details and registration: Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture Tickets


June 27
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Cawthron Institute


Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
48 Nile Street
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