Climate change is an issue that has been thrust into the limelight in recent years, with the recent climate strikes in Tauranga and around the world being one indication of people's strong feelings about the topic. Reporter Jean Bell speaks to climate scientist Professor James Renwick about the issue.

Climate scientist Professor James Renwick has always been fascinated with weather.

Born and raised in Canterbury, as a boy he was intrigued with the region's abrupt and wondrous weather, from roaring thunderstorms and swirling snow to droughts cracking the ground.

He went on to study mathematics at university and managed to

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