Climate change experts share third Tang Prize

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Taipei Times
Date: Jun 19, 2018
By: Lin Chia-nan  /  Staff reporter

Two leading experts on climate change studies, James Edward Hansen and

From left, National Central University professor Wang Tsuo-tai, Tang Prize Foundation chief executive Chern Jenn-Chuan and Academia Sinica academicians Liu Chao-han and Shaw Liu yesterday pose at a news conference in Taipei for the Tang Prize Laureate Announcement in Sustainable Development.  Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

Veerabhadran Ramanathan, have won the third Tang Prize in Sustainable Development, the Tang Prize Foundation said yesterday.

Academia Sinica academician Liu Chao-han (劉兆漢) made the announcement at a news conference in Taipei, which was hosted by foundation chief executive Chern Jenn-chuan (陳振川).

With their seminal studies on climate science, Hansen and Ramanathan have had great effects on global academia as well as human society, Liu said.

Hansen developed one of the world’s first two global three-dimensional climate models and was the first to compile temperature records from around the world, Academia Sinica academician Shaw Liu (劉紹臣) said when explaining Hansen’s contributions to climate change science.

Born in Iowa in the US in 1941, Hansen directs the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions at the Earth Institute of Columbia University and headed the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at NASA from 1981 to 2013.    [FULL  STORY]

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