KAMY calls for civil society to be at the center of climate action. We urge for more inclusive initiatives by the government to not only make the outcomes of climate models accessible to the public — but to also translate these future projections to a simpler language. That being said, the complexity of climate models must also be communicated, which includes the inherited uncertainties, particularly in climate sensitivity.
Stakeholders ( public, politicians, regulators, resources managers, ministries, and industry players ) must be made aware of the outcomes of climate models and it’s future projection on critical economic sectors, food and water security, and biodiversity — all related to the public welfare.
The usage of spatial-website tools are useful for this endeavor, as seen in an Australian climate crisis website:
One of Malaysia’s prominent climate scientists, Dr. Fredolin Tangang urged for more budget allocated towards climate research — regional climate models in particular as this region will be hit the hardest as the climate warms. KAMY echoed his statement in our article by the Star.
Most important of all, there is an urgency to de-privileged and de-urbanized climate actions. Climate crisis touches not only environmental degradation but also social issues— a human rights matter. Everyone will be impacted by the warming climate, with the hardest hit on the the poor and marginalized if we fail to work together to mitigate and adapt.
As you have noticed, this post is written in English, slightly different from our usual Bahasa Melayu posts. We need more BM writers to disseminate climate information and updates to each level of society.