Dr Jim Salinger is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Otago. He has been a visiting Professor at Stanford University, Research Fellow at CNR in Rome, Italy and a CSIRO Fellow in Hobart, Tasmania. He is a leading international climate scientist on climate change for over 40 years. He has recently been investigating climate extremes including drought, and documenting the shrinking ice volume in the New Zealand Southern Alps. As a author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), he contributed to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Jim is a Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and an inexhaustible publisher in academic journals and a prolific communicator of climate change to the public.