Wallace Broecker 1931 - 2019

The International Balzan Foundation mourns the death of Wallace Broecker, 2008 Balzan Prizewinner for the Science of Climate Change.

Broecker was awarded the Prize with this motivation:
For his extraordinary contributions to the understanding of climate change through his discoveries concerning the role of the oceans and their interactions with the atmosphere, as well as the role of glacial changes and the records contained in ice cores and ocean sediments. His contributions have been significant in understanding both gradual and abrupt climate change.

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