Dr Graeme Pearman

  • Dr Graeme I Pearman AM, FAA, ATSE, FRoySocVic, BSc(Hon), PhD

    Dr Graeme Pearman joined CSIRO in 1971 and was Chief of Atmospheric Research, 1992–2002. He contributed over 150 scientific journal papers primarily on aspects of the global carbon budget. He now runs a consultancy company contracting to both private and public sector organizations and is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. In the last decade he gave 470+ briefings on climate-change science and sustainability to governments, peak industry bodies, public groups, and companies as part of their climate-change risk assessments.

    He was elected to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science (1988), the Royal Society of Victoria (1997) and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (2005). He was awarded the CSIRO Medal (1988), a United Nation’s Environment Program Global 500 Award (1989), Australian Medal of the Order of Australia (1999) and a Federation Medal (2003).

    Graeme is a member of the Boards of START International (Washington) and the Climate Institute (Sydney). Science Advisory Panel membership includes: the Singapore National Research Foundation (Singapore); German Council of Science and Humanities (Berlin); the Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT; the South East Australian Climate Initiative (Canberra); and the Climate Change Adaptation Research Fund (Brisbane) and the Marine Biodiversity, Resources and Fisheries Program.

    Current interests include describing holistic strategies that build resilient energy futures and emissions reductions appropriate for specific nations or communities; transport technologies and risks associated with bio-fuels; dimensions of human behaviour in the climate-change issue; and the role of science in modern societies.

    Recent Publications