AOA Guest Speaker
James has nearly four decades’ experience in weather and climate research. His main field is large-scale climate variability and climate change, including such things as El Niño and the impacts of climate variability and change on New Zealand and the Antarctic. James was a lead author for the last two Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and is a Convening Lead Author for the new 6th IPCC Assessment.
He is a member of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Joint Scientific Committee, is co-chair of the WCRP CliC (Climate and Cryosphere) project, and was until recently the chair of the Royal Society of New Zealand Climate Expert Panel.