Nobel Prize awarded to three for interpreting Earth’s climate

An award of one half of the 10- million Swedish crown ($1.15 million) given equally to 90 years old Japanese born American Syukuro Manabe and 89 years old German Klauss Hasselmann for foreseeing the effects of global warming with extreme accuracy. The other half was received by an Italian physicist Giorgio Parisi for discovering the concealed phenomenon behind the random movement and swirls in gases and liquids, a prospect which would prove very helpful in modern scientific theories and neuroscience.

Hasselmann, expressing himself, stated, “I am retired, you know, and have been a bit lazy lately. I am happy about the honour. The research continues,”

Manabe moved from Japan to the Princeton University in the US and laid the foundation for the knowledge of present climatic conditions in the 1960s. “In the context of the competition of the Cold War era, America in the 1960s was putting a tremendous amount of effort into scientific research,” he said in an interview with Japanese broadcaster NHK after learning of his award.

Approximately 10 years later, Hasselmann developed models that became helpful in understanding the effects of rising concentration of carbon dioxide, causing an overall increase in the atmospheric temperature.
73 years old Parisi, who works at Sapienza University in Rome, was asked to state a message for the world leaders due to meet for U.N. climate change discussion in Glasgow, Scotland.  “I think it is very urgent that we take real and very strong decisions and we move at a very strong pace,” he said.

Work on climate changes has been appreciated by the Nobel prizes previously as well and will continue to be recognized as the importance and need of the knowledge in this regard has increased by masses.