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2010 (19th)
Blue Planet Prize Winners

The winners of 2010(19th)

Dr. James Hansen

Dr. James Hansen
USA

Dr. Robert Watson

Dr. Robert Watson
UK

Dr. James Hansen (USA)

Born in 1941
Director at Goddard Institute for Space Studies ( NASA ) Adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University

Having predicted global warming in the early stage and warned that it would very probably cause destructive results for life on Earth, he called on the governments and the public to take immediate action to reduce and mitigate the impact of climate change.

Dr. James Hansen
Periodical Book

Periodical Book

youtubeLecture Human-Made Climate Change: A Moral, Political and Legal Issue

Lecture Human-Made Climate Change: A Moral, Political and Legal Issue

Dr. Robert Watson (UK)

Born in 1948
Chief Scientific Adviser of the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Chair of Environmental Science and Science Director at Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, the University of East Anglia

Having organized the famous scientific project to derive scientific evidence of the depletion of the Ozone Layer, he eventually endorsed the Montreal Protocol. Later as Chair of IPCC, he played a significant role in coordinating and bridging science and policy for protecting the world environment.

Dr. Robert Watson
Periodical Book

Periodical Book

youtubeLecture Ozone Depletion, Climate Change and Loss of Biodiversity:Implications for Food, Water and Human Security

Lecture Ozone Depletion, Climate Change and Loss of Biodiversity:Implications for Food, Water and Human Security

  • Information on past Blue Planet Prize laureates corresponds to their titles and positions at the time Prize was awarded.
  • Each year the prize winners give lectures at the "Blue Planet Prize Commemorative Lecture".
  • Every five years, lectures together with essays are compiled and published in a periodical book titled "A Better Future for the Planet Earth".
  • The video of the lectures are available only from 2009.

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