About the authors

Allison, Ian
Ian Allison is leader of the Ice Ocean Atmosphere and Climate program in the Australian Antarctic Division, a Lead Author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report and the President of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences.

Bindoff, Nathan
Nathan Bindoff is Professor of Physical Oceanography at the University of Tasmania, Australia, and a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.

Bindschadler, Robert
Robert Bindschadler is Chief Scientist of the Laboratory for Hydrospheric and Biospheric Processes at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA, a Senior Fellow of NASA Goddard, an AGU Fellow and past President of the International Glaciological Society.

Cox, Peter
Peter Cox is Professor and Met Office Chair in Climate System Dynamics at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Lead Author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.

de Noblet, Nathalie
Nathalie de Noblet is a Research Scientist at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE), Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

England, Matthew
Matthew England is an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow, Professor of Physical Oceanography, and joint Director of the UNSW Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Francis, Jane
Jane Francis is Professor of Palaeoclimatology at the University of Leeds and the Director of the Leeds University Centre for Polar Science.

Gruber, Nicolas
Nicolas Gruber is Professor of Environmental Physics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and a contributing author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.

Haywood, Alan
Alan Haywood is Reader in Palaeoclimatology at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK, and a recent recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize.

Karoly, David
David Karoly is Professor of Meteorology and an ARC Federation Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a Lead Author of the IPCC Third and Fourth Assessment Reports.

Kaser, Georg
Georg Kaser is a glaciologist at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, a Lead Author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report and the IPCC Technical Paper on Climate Change and Water, and the Immediate Past President of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences.

Le Quéré, Corinne
Corinne Le Quere is Professor of Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia, UK, a researcher at the British Antarctic Survey, co-Chair of the Global Carbon Project and a Lead Author of the IPCC Third and Fourth Assessment Reports.

Lenton, Tim
Tim Lenton is Professor of Earth System Science at the University of East Anglia, UK and the recipient of the Times Higher Education Award for Research Project of the Year 2008 for his work on climate tipping points.

Mann, Michael
Michael E. Mann is a Professor in the Department of Meteorology at Penn State University, USA, Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center, and a Lead Author of the IPCC Third Assessment Report.

McNeil, Ben
Ben McNeil is an Australian Research Council Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellow at the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, Australia and an expert reviewer of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.

Pitman, Andy
Andy Pitman is joint director of the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and a Lead Author of the IPCC Third and Fourth Assessment Reports.

Rahmstorf, Stefan
Stefan Rahmstorf is Professor of Physics of the Oceans and department head at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, a Lead Author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report and a member of the German government's Advisory Council on Global Change.

Rignot, Eric
Eric Rignot is a glaciologist and Senior Research Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA, a Professor of Earth System Science at the University of California Irvine, and a Lead Author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.

Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is Professor for Theoretical Physics and Director of the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany, Chair of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) and a longstanding member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Schneider, Stephen
Stephen Schneider is the Lane Professor of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies at Stanford University, an IPCC Lead Author of all four Assessment and two Synthesis Reports, and founder and Editor of the Journal Climatic Change.

Sherwood, Steven
Steven Sherwood is a Professor of atmospheric sciences at the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and a contributing author to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.

Somerville, Richard
Richard C. J. Somerville is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA and a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.

Steffen, Konrad
Konrad Steffen is Director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and Professor of Climatology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, USA, and the Chair of the World Climate Research Programme’s Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) project.

Steig, Eric
Eric J. Steig is Director of the Quaternary Research Center, and Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, USA.

Visbeck, Martin
Martin Visbeck is Professor of Physical Oceanography and Deputy Director of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, IFM-GEOMAR, Germany, Chair of Kiel's multidisciplinary research cluster of excellence "The Future Ocean" and Co-Chair of the World Climate Research Programme's Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Project.

Weaver, Andrew
Andrew Weaver is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Climate Modelling and Analysis at the University of Victoria, Canada, a Lead Author of the IPCC Second, Third, and Fourth Assessment Reports and Chief Editor of the Journal of Climate.

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Citation: The Copenhagen Diagnosis, 2009: Updating the world on the Latest Climate Science. I. Allison, N. L. Bindoff, R.A. Bindschadler, P.M. Cox, N. de Noblet, M.H. England, J.E. Francis, N. Gruber, A.M. Haywood, D.J. Karoly, G. Kaser, C. Le Quéré, T.M. Lenton, M.E. Mann, B.I. McNeil, A.J. Pitman, S. Rahmstorf, E. Rignot, H.J. Schellnhuber, S.H. Schneider, S.C. Sherwood, R.C.J. Somerville, K.Steffen, E.J. Steig, M. Visbeck, A.J. Weaver. The University of New South Wales Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC), Sydney, Australia, 60pp.


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