Lam Chiu Ying is a meteorologist, naturalist, and conservationist. He served the Hong Kong Observatory for 35 years and retired as its Director. For his contributions to international meteorology and active promotion for climate change actions, he was elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. He is a veteran bird-watcher and Honorary President of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society. Passionate about conserving nature in tandem with culture, he writes actively on the internet and currently serves as chairman of the Hong Kong Countryside Foundation.