Climate scientists honoured

Climate scientists honoured



5 December 2013

Four leading climate scientists, including WMO Commission for Climatology President, Dr Thomas Peterson, have been included in Foreign Policy Magazine’s annual list of “Top 100
Global Thinkers” for a report on natural and human-caused climate factors that shaped extreme weather events in 2012.
Dr Peterson is the principal scientist at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Climatic Data
Center and has a long association with WMO. He has been president of the Commission on Climatology since 2010. Dr Peterson, Martin Hoerling, Stephanie Herring, also from NOAA, and Peter Stott, from the UK Met Office, appear in the list's "Leading Global Thinkers: Naturals" category. Foreign Policy's editors said they were chosen for coordinating a groundbreaking collection of studies that "pointed problem-solvers in the right direction" of how to answer tough questions about the role of natural variability and global warming in extreme weather and climate events.
The report Explaining Extreme Events of 2012 from a Climate
was published in the Bulletin of the American
Meteorological Society in September 2013.
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