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November 2007

Researchers Contribute to Nobel Peace Prize for Climate Change Awareness

Fifteen researchers in the Atmospheric Science and Global Change Division contributed to the recent Nobel Peace prize awarded to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Through their involvement in the IPCC, the following researchers are helping to shape how the world views climate change: Antoinette Brenkert, Leon Clarke, James Dooley, Sylvia Edgerton, James Edmonds, Meredydd Evans, Steve Ghan, Anthony Janetos, Nels Laulainen, Ruby Leung, Elizabeth Malone, Richard Moss, Hugh Pitcher, Paul Runci, and Steven Smith.

These climate experts have served as convening authors, lead authors, review editors and expert reviewers on IPCC reports, and seminal research from PNNL is cited throughout the reports. These scientists have also contributed intellectual frameworks that influenced IPCC assessments and the broader climate change community in areas as diverse as integrated assessment, technology’s role in mitigation, carbon dioxide capture and storage, and social science contributions in addressing climate change challenges.

In a press release following the award announcement, IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri stated, "This is an honour that goes to all the scientists and authors who have contributed to the work of the IPCC," emphasizing the world-wide coverage and interdisciplinary work of the IPCC.

Through the years, the depth and breadth of ASGC contributions to a number of IPCC Assessment Reports demonstrate their standing as world class experts and their influence on the scientific, technical and socio-economic understanding of climate change. Congratulations to all on such a great honor.

For more information about their specific contributions to the IPCC, see the PNNL press release

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