Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Part of the process that received a Nobel Prize?

An entry in "Northern Now," alumni mag of Northern Illinois University [NIU], for Thomas R. Karl has the sentence:

He was part of the IPCC process that received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Of the educational background of Mr. Karl:

He received his B.S. degree in meteorology from NIU in 1973, his
master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1974, and
was awarded an honorary Doctorate of HumNorth Carolina State University in 2002.

One recalls that the Ph.D. of Rajendra K. Pachauri of the IPCC is from North
Carolina State University. From wikipedia:

Pachauri was awarded an MS degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in 1972, as well as a joint Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Economics in 1974.

Karl has been in the news lately:

Thomas Karl, 58, was appointed to oversee the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center, an ambitious new office that will collect climate change data and disseminate it to businesses and communities.

According to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, the office will "help tackle head-on the challenges of mitigating and adapting to climate change. In the process, we'll discover new technologies, build new businesses and create new jobs."


According to a school biography published by Northern Illinois University, Karl shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore and other leading scientists based on his work at the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and he was "one of the 10 most influential researchers of the 1990s who have formed or changed the course of research in a given area."

See also

Ironic use by IPCC's Pachauri of term "voodoo science"

[Note that Bob Park has been mute on Pachauri's handling of the Himalayan glaciers matter, dubbed by
some GlacierGate.


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