Lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.
In 2006, he was elected to the position of President of the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology at the World Meteorological Organization.
Jim is a world authority on climate change for NZ, specialising in glaciers and ice. Speaking of the differences between earth and climate scientists in comparison to commercial, industrial, military scientists, who are not specialists in climate issues.
He covers the skeptics and denialists and the email hacking of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia being more smoke than fire, some of these emails hacked being his.
And as NZ, is the 5th highest greenhouse polluter, per head of population globally, could overseas markets not buy our non Green, clean products, if we do not act by leading?
Listen to 30 years of climate experience and Jim's understanding of what the possibilities are.
NOTE: This interview was arranged a month ago, this is not a conspiracy to have Jim instantly react to the email hacking flap presently happening in England. And we have the emails to prove it! (You can hack in to see that I am telling the truth!).