UNSW scientists have played a key role as authors and editors in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, due out this Friday 6.30pm AEST.

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:

Professor Andy PitmanDirector of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science Review editor of current report

Professor Steve SherwoodDirector of the Climate Change Research CentreChapter editor for aerosols

Dr Lisa AlexanderLead Author for Extremes

Dr Erik Van SebilleOceans

Dr Sarah PerkinsExtremes in particular heatwaves. 

Media contact: Alvin Stone | ARC Centre of Excellence Climate System Science, UNSW | 02 9385 8953 / 0418 617 366 | alvin.stone@unsw.edu.au