2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #18

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Apr 28 through Sat, May 4, 2019

Editor's Pick 

Remembering Wallace Broecker, the Prophet of Climate Change

Wallace Broecker 

Dr. Wallace Broecker—lovingly called “Wally” by his coworkers, friends, and family—never wanted to be known as the prophet of climate change. He was the prank-playing, puzzle-loving, New Balance-wearing, colorblind, dented-Toyota-owning, dyslexic, opinionated rock of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Broecker saw the big picture.

Broecker was a nationally renowned climate scientist who won the most prestigious awards in his field. He passed away on February 18 at 87 years old. The Washington Post, the New York Times, and other major news sources covered Broecker’s academic achievements, including the fact that he popularized the term “global warming,” but they missed a crucial part of him: the immense influence he had on the lives of others.

Every so often, he would put climate puzzles out in Lamont cafeteria, posing questions like, “Where did all that carbon dioxide go during the ice ages?” He often offered cash rewards to those who could answer them. In his most personalized puzzle, he offered money to whoever could dig up an earlier citation of the term global warming. One of his students succeeded. 

Remembering Wallace Broecker, the Prophet of Climate Change by Katie Santamaria, Columbia Daily Spectator, May 2, 2019 

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Posted by John Hartz on Saturday, 4 May, 2019

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