Dr. Joëlle Gergis

Joëlle Gergis

IPCC Climate Scientist, author, Humanity’s Moment: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope

Dr Joëlle Gergis is an award-winning climate scientist and writer based at the Australian National University. She is an internationally recognized expert in Australian and Southern Hemisphere climate variability and change who has authored over 100 scientific publications. Between 2018 and 2021, Gergis served as a lead author on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on the Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report – a global, state-of-the art review of climate change science. 

As a media ‘go to’ climate change spokesperson, Gergis spends a lot of time translating science for the public. Her general audience writing has appeared in The Monthly, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Griffith Review, The Conversation and Harper’s Bazaar. She is also a scientific advisor to the Climate Council of Australia; an independent body providing expert advice to the public on climate change and policy. 

In recognition of her extensive public engagement, Gergis received the 2019 AMOS Science Outreach Award, a national science communication prize awarded by the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS), Australia’s peak professional body for climate science.