Expertise: UNSW scientists contribute to IPCC report

Thursday, 26 September, 2013
UNSW scientists have played a key role as authors and editors in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, due out this Friday at 6.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.
The report, published every six years, is considered to be the most important in climate change research.
Dr Lisa Alexander, from UNSW’s Climate Change Research Centre, will be in Stockholm for the report’s official release. She is a lead author for the Extremes section and is also a drafting author for the Summary for Policymakers document.
Professor Steve Sherwood, also from the Climate Change Research Centre, is a chapter editor for the aerosols section.
The UNSW Climate Change Research Centre is the largest university-based climate sciences research facility in Australia. It houses research expertise in the areas of oceanography, terrestrial processes and atmospheric dynamics.
Also based at UNSW is the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science. UNSW Professor and Centre Director Andy Pitman is a review editor of the forthcoming report following on from his role as a chapter author in earlier reports.
Read Professor Pitman’s explanation in The Conversation of why the global warming slowdown we’re currently experiencing is not good news. He also discusses this slowing rate on ABC’s Lateline.
UNSW experts available for comment:
Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science 
Review editor of current report
Director of the Climate Change Research Centre
Chapter editor for aerosols
Lead Author for Extremes
Extremes in particular heatwaves. 
Media contact: Alvin Stone | ARC Centre of Excellence Climate System Science, UNSW | 02 9385 8953 / 0418 617 366 |