Climate Crab

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Climate Crab Toolkit:

Toolkit contains: Climate Crab Action Handbook (PDF) and Climate Crab slideshow (PPT) [Download tool kit ZIP, 14 MB]

Animation Download:

The Pacific Adventures of the Climate Crab! ZIP file contains animation and transcript. Duration 04:47, format MP4.

[Large animation 55 MB]
[Small animation 10 MB]

More information email PacMetDesk@sprep.orgdrawn-line-green

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This animation is an exciting tool to raise awareness of the science and impacts of El Niño and La Niña and encourage Pacific Islanders to take early action in preparing for these extreme events.

credits  | video with transcript

The film stars a comical and highly resilient crab and follows her escapades across the Pacific.

The Pacific island countries can experience very wet or very dry conditions as a result of El Niño and La Niña. These conditions, along with extreme events like cyclones, can have serious impacts on water quality, food security, infrastructure (like houses and roads), livelihoods and health. However, good quality climate and weather information, warnings and forecasts can help us anticipate and prepare for changing risks.

The animation comes with a resource ‘tool kit’ to help facilitators link the information in the film with smart decision-making and action on the ground.

  • Large size: high quality suitable for showing on a large screen (select view full screen in your video player), or
  • Small size: recommended for download on small devices or low bandwidth internet connection.

You can download The Pacific Adventures of the Climate Crab animation and screen it in your community or workplace.

For more information on The Pacific Adventures of the Climate Crab, contact small-crab-reef

This project is a collaboration between Red Cross and the Australian Government’s Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) Program. The project was implemented by the Red Cross, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazard Department (VMGD) and the SPC-GIZ Climate Change Program.

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