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Dr Lisa Alexander, a UNSW expert in climate extremes, has been honoured by the Australian Academy of Science in its awards for scientific excellence.

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UNSW climatologists are leading a consortium of more than 200 leading climate scientists who have warned the United Nations Climate Conference of the need to act immediately to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Andy Pitman

UNSW climatologist Andy Pitman has cause to celebrate the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize won by Al Gore and the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Pachauri inside

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chairman Dr Rajendra Pachauri has told a UNSW audience that nations like Australia need to "act resolutely on the basis of the scientific evidence" that global warming is due to greenhouse gas emissions from human activity.

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Leading climatologist Professor Stefan Rahmstorf revealed today at a UNSW public lecture that sea-level rises caused by global warming could be higher than those published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change earlier this year.