Dr Pittock has been an active researcher on topics including stratospheric ozone, patterns of climate change and variability, the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, solar-weather relations, the environmental effects of nuclear war, and the greenhouse effect. He has been on the editorial board of several scientific journals, and remains on that of the journal Climatic Change. He has over 250 scientific publications. He was Leader of the Climate Impacts Group in CSIRO Atmospheric Research until his retirement in 1999, and edited the book Climate Change: An Australian Guide to the Science and Potential Impacts, for the Australian government's Greenhouse Office in 2003. In 2005, he published a book covering the science, impacts, adaptation, mitigation and policy issues of an enhanced greenhouse effect entitled Climate Change: Turning Up the Heat. He holds a Ph.D. from Melbourne University. Dr Pittock was awarded an Australian Public Service Medal in 1999 for his work on climate change.
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