Not quite a Lord, but more than a match for that strange man who has been haunting Australia in the past few weeks.
Sir Brian Hoskins is a Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Reading. In January 2008, he became the first Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London. He is currently a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change. He was knighted in 2007 for his services to the environment. He is a member of the scientific academies of the UK, the USA and China, and has played significant roles in international weather and climate research and in the Nobel-Prize-winning international climate change assessments.