NIWA is committed to providing the science needed to adapt to and mitigate climate change. By making informed choices now, we can reduce risks, maximise opportunities, foster climate resilience and work towards a carbon neutral economy.
“When it comes to climate change we are in the beautiful position of knowing what our choices are. We can feel a real sense of opportunity about the future - what role our science can play, and how people can contribute”
Dr Sam Dean, Chief Scientist, Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards
Knowledge is power
Our scientists provide the knowledge key for evidence-based decision-making and for our society as a whole.
NIWA science is driving progress on climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Making a difference
Here is a snapshot of some scientists working on climate change at NIWA.
The signs of global warming are everywhere
“Climate change is not just about changing temperatures”
Dr Rob Murdoch, General Manager - Research
The latest climate change facts you need to know:
Climate change resources
- What is climate change and why is it happening?
- What does El Niño and La Niña mean exactly?
- What is the greenhouse effect?
- What does climate change mean for New Zealand?
- What is a climate model? What is ocean acidification?
Our videography and photography team is passionate about promoting our science, engaging people directly with compelling stories and imagery.