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Climate change is one of the most hotly debated issues of this century. This book provides a clear, balanced account of the science on climate change, how it is affecting the planet and Australia, and the policy options available to Australia and the world to deal with it.
Ben Saul Dr Ben Saul is Professor of International Law at the Sydney Centre for International Law at The University of Sydney and a barrister. Ben is internationally recognised for his work on terrorism, human rights, the law of armed conflict and international criminal law, and his research has been cited in various international and national courts. He has published five books, over 50 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and over 150 other publications, and delivered hundreds of public seminars. Ben has taught law at Oxford, Sydney, UNSW, and in China, India, Nepal and Cambodia, and conducted training for numerous governments (including Iraq, Kuwait, Algeria, Laos, Nepal and Bhutan). He currently holds two collaborative Australian Research Council grants. Ben is a member of the International Law Association's International Committee for the Reparation of Victims of War, President of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service in Australia, and Editor-in-Chief of the Australian International Law Journal. As a practitioner, Ben has been involved in human rights cases concerning South Africa, Peru, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Israel, Macedonia, Fiji and the United States (including Guantanamo Bay), including before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, United Nations Human Rights Committee, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and Israeli Supreme Court. Ben frequently appears in the international and national media on international law issues. Previously Ben was Director of the Sydney Centre for International Law (2007-2010), a Lecturer at the University of NSW, a Tutor at Oxford University, and a Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission. He has also served as a legal expert for a UN General Assembly committee on Palestine, a delegate for Amnesty International in Cambodia, an observer for the International Commission of Jurists in Sri Lanka, and a Member of NSW Legal Aid's Human Rights Committee. Ben has a doctorate in law from Oxford and honours degrees in Arts and Law from The University of Sydney. Titles by Ben Saul: *Climate Change and Australia - Warming to the Global Challenge - Forthcoming Release *Future Seekers II - Refugees and irregular migration in Australia Steven Sherwood Professor Steven Sherwood received his PhD from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1995. He joined UNSW in 2009, following previous positions as a researcher at NASA and professor at Yale University. He has taught courses on atmospheric physics and global warming. His expertise is in the behaviour of atmospheric storms, clouds and humidity, and the relationship of these to climate. He has also done extensive work on climate observation. Steven has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and served as a co-author and/or reviewer on several government reports including the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, the first report of the US Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) in 2006, and a Q&A for the Australian Academy of Sciences. He is a lead author of the upcoming IPCC report due for release in late 2013. Titles by Steven Sherwood: *Climate Change and Australia - Warming to the Global Challenge - Forthcoming Release Jane McAdam Professor Jane McAdam (BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Sydney), DPhil (Oxford)) is an Australian Research Council Professorial Future Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of NSW. She is the Director of the International Refugee and Migration Law project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, and a Research Associate at the University of Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre. Her expertise is in the area of international refugee law and human rights law. She is the author of leading works in the fields of international refugee law and climate change-related movement. Professor McAdam is a consultant to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on issues pertaining to climate-related displacement, r
Ben Saul, James Slezak, Jane McAdam, Steven Sherwood, Tim Stephens