30 November 2015:
On the occasion of Antarctica Day, the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) and International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) will host a briefing on the impact of climate change on the cryosphere, and growing – potentially irreversible – feedbacks from cryosphere on the Earth climate system at current INDCs (the “Thresholds” Report). The SCAR Media Briefing for COP21 will take place on 1 December from 10:30-11:00 and will be streamed live at http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21/
The briefing includes a welcome from Svante Bodin, Director, ICCI-Europe
- Likelihood of Ice sheet instability on Centennial Time Scales by Dr. Frank Pattyn, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium ;
- Ice Sheets: Tale of Two Poles, Greenland and West Antarctica by Prof. Jonathan Bamber, University of Bristol and AR5 Review Editor
- The Sea-level Giant: Antarctic Hotspots by Prof. Ricarda Winkelmann, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
- Southern Ocean Ecosystems: Irreversible Thresholds? by Dr. Julian Gutt, Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany
There will also be a side meeting held in the Nordic Pavillion, Blue Zone, Hall2B, Room 65 from 14:15 - 15:45 entitled “View from Two Poles: Climate Lessons from the Arctic and Antarctica” opened by Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Muse Prize Recipient and Co-chair of the IPCC AR6 WG1.