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James Renwick is a weather and climate researcher. He is Professor of Physical Geography at Victoria University and has many years of experience in weather and climate research, from statistical weather forecasting to climate change studies. His current interests include Southern Hemisphere climate variability and its impacts on New Zealand and the Antarctic. He was a Lead Author in the last three Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and has been involved for a number of years with the World Climate Research Programme and the Royal Society of New Zealand's Climate Expert group. In 2018 he won the Prime Minister's Science Communication prize; in 2019 he became a Climate Change Commissioner; and in 2021 he was made a Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi. He lives by the sea.

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