Climatic award

Geochemist Wallace Broecker at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has received the recently inaugurated Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change Research. At just over half a million dollars the prize is one of the biggest in science. Broecker sounded early alarms on climate change and carried out pioneering work into the interaction between the oceans and the atmosphere. One of the first mentions of the term "global warming" appeared in a paper by Broecker in the journal Science in 1975.