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Original material in this report (mostly in Chapters 1, 6, 7 & 8) is free to use under the CC BY 4.0 license, except where figures have permissions from third parties.
For citation of the full report: Chown, S.L., Leihy, R.I., Naish, T.R., Brooks, C.M., Convey, P., Henley, B.J., Mackintosh, A.N., Phillips, L.M., Kennicutt, M.C. II & Grant, S.M. (Eds.) (2022) Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment: A Decadal Synopsis and Recommendations for Action. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom. www.scar.org
The report provides concise compiled synopses of current understanding, explicit recommendations for actions to address change, and recommendations for additional research. In most cases, the research recommendations are drawn from the SCAR Antarctic and Southern Ocean Horizon Scan and its update [Kennicutt et al. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019] or from questions identified by SCAR’s Scientific Research Programmes. The primary aim of this report is, therefore, to provide a readily accessible, cross-referenced synoptic overview of current knowledge of and projections for climate change and its impacts in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean regions, coupled with specific recommendations on policy actions to address change in the Antarctic.