Human health relies on a healthy planet – health care without harm?
Climate change is already changing the nature of the weather and the seasonal climate, and raising sea levels across the globe. Left unchecked, climate change presents huge risks for food security, water availability, and habitability. It is the number one problem facing humanity.
This year at SCANZ, members of the Deep South Challenge as well as science communicators from other National Science Challenges, will be participating in a panel exploring the challenges and highlights of communicating about New Zealand's most pressing social and scientific issues.
What can Weather@Home ANZ tell us about changing climate and weather extremes?
Susan Livengood is the Partnerships Director of the Deep South Challenge, and works within the Engagement programme – which tries to connect what’s happening in every programme of the challenge with both the broader public and with targeted individuals and organisations throughout New Zealand’s public and private sectors.
What do NZ cities need to thrive in a changing climate? For 24 hours we join the rest of the world in bringing our brains together to come up with the solutions our cities need to thrive in a changing climate.
On Monday 4 September, Minister for Science and Innovation Paul Goldsmith will open the inaugural Deep South Challenge symposium at the Wharewaka (Wellington waterfront), about how New Zealand can and must change in line with our changing climate.
A new report released by the Deep South Challenge this month recommends increasing the availability of plain-language resources about climate change in both English and te reo Māori, framing scientific information for application to practical decision making, and increasing access to climate change conversations for a wider array of end-users.
“We need to keep designing opportunities for iwi and hapū to see the potential of what adaptive change can look like.”—Dr Huhana Smith