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AGU prize for climate communication awarded to Stefan Rahmstorf

07/20/2017 - The World's largest organization of Earth scientists will honor Stefan Rahmstorf with its Climate Communication Prize. The American Geophysical Union (AGU) gives this award for outstanding promotion of scientific literacy, clarity of message and efforts to foster understanding of science-based values as they relate to the implications of global warming. The physicist and oceanographer Rahmstorf, co-chair of Earth System Analysis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany, is the first scientist outside the US to receive the renowned prize.
AGU prize for climate communication awarded to Stefan Rahmstorf

Stefan Rahmstorf, 2017 awardee of the AGU's climate communication prize. Photo: PIK

Rahmstorf published numerous research articles in high-ranking scientific journals, but also books targeting a broader public including even a children's book. He is also one of the founders of the English-language science blog RealClimate as well as of its German counterpart KlimaLounge. He features in hundreds of interviews done by journalists working for print media or TV broadcasters around the world. He started working at PIK in 1996. In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of the AGU in recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements.

The Climate Communication Prize will be presented at this fall's AGU conference where more than 20.000 researchers from all over the world gather for the largest international Earth science meeting of this kind. Previous price winners are Richard B. Alley, Richard C.J. Somerville, Katharine Hayhoe, Kevin E. Trenberth, Jeffrey T. Kiel, and Gavin A.Schmidt.

Weblink to the homepage of Stefan Rahmstorf : http://www.pik-potsdam.de/~stefan/index.html
Stefan Rahmstorf on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rahmstorf

Weblink to a video portrait of Stefan Rahmstorf by YaleClimateConnections: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGfXbGP5pig

More informationen on the Climate Communication Prize:
https://honors.agu.org/medals-awards/climate-communication-prize/
https://eos.org/agu-news/2017-agu-union-medal-award-and-prize-recipients-announced

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