Wally Broecker: 50 years of Climate Science Innovation
Since arriving at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in 1952, for a college summer internship, Wally Broecker has come up with some of the most important ideas in modern climate science. He was one of the first researchers to recognize the potential for human-influenced climate change, and to testify before Congress about its dangers. He helped pioneer the idea that ocean currents can trigger sudden turnabouts in climate. Today, he is a champion of emerging technology to address global warming by scrubbing carbon dioxide from the air and storing it away.
|The Great Ocean Conveyor affects climate by transporting heat around the planet.|
Wallace Broecker Wins (Yet Another) Top Prize