THE Climate change consultancy

Kia ora. Ko Nathanael Melia tōku ingoa. I live in Rotorua with my young family, and I think about their future a lot. I wonder what the ski fields and beaches we play on now will look like when they're my age. I’m concerned about inequality and risk to stability in our society, and what the increasing stressors of climate change will do to exacerbate these.

I’m a climate scientist, I ask climate models questions about our future because time machines haven't been invented yet. Specifically, it’s untangling the uncertainty and variability in our future that captures my imagination. My company, Climate Prescience, specialises in delivering this insight to organisations, allowing them to adapt to the challenges of climate change.

“What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” said Nobel Laureate F. Sherwood Rowland way back in 1996, a pioneer in the field of ozone depletion. We’ve reached the 26th iteration of COP yet emissions and temperatures keep rising, that says a lot.

Climate science is unequivocal, the Earth is warming, and it’s us.

Family field trip to see the retreating Haupapa/Tasman Glacier