Former IPCC author Michael Mann has been awarded the 2019 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement together with Warren Washington from the United States National Center for Atmospheric Research.
The Tyler Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement was established to recognize individuals who have contributed in an outstanding manner to scientific knowledge and public leadership to preserve and enhance the environment.
Mann received the award for his research in reconstructing the Earth’s past climate and placing modern climate change in a long-term context, as well as for his communications and outreach efforts.
He was a Lead Author of Chapter 2 of the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Third Assessment Report in 2001 (which includes the well known temperature reconstruction or hockey stick graph) and a contributing author to several other chapters in the same volume. He was also an expert reviewer of the Working Group I contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report in 2007.
Mann is Distinguished Professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University.
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