Antarctica New Zealand congratulates Professor James Renwick who has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize.

The Victoria University Professor is the Principal Investigator on one of the core Antarctica Science Platform projects, Sea Ice and Carbon Cycle Feedbacks.

A highly respected climate scientist and communicator, he also contributes to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The selection panel says it was impressed with the way Professor Renwick walks the talk and communicates with warmth, humour and positivity, while remaining clear about the seriousness of the issue.

Antarctica New Zealand Chief Scientific Advisor Dr Fiona Shanhun says this is an outstanding achievement.

“We are delighted to see James’ hard work and dedication to raising the importance of the impact of climate change, and what it means for New Zealanders, recognised,” she says.

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