Steve is an adjunct professor of environmental geography at Central Queensland University, based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. From 2006-2016, he held a number of senior roles as professor and director at James Cook University. From 2003-2005, he was an associate professor in geography and director of research for the Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre. Steve is a former councillor of the Institute of Australian Geographers (2004-2007 and 2011-2012) and former member of the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Scientific Advisory Committee (2004-2011). In 2016, he was made a distinguished fellow of the Institute of Australian Geographers, recognised for his distinguished service to Australian geography. Steve was the 2017 recipient of the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland’s J.P. Thomson Medal, recognising his outstanding contributions to geography over an extended period of time.
One of the most famous stats in the climate debate is the 97% of scientists who endorse the consensus on human-induced global heating. Ahead of the Glasgow summit, that figure has climbed even higher