The BBVA Foundation honors the authors of the mathematical models that predicted global warming due to increasing atmospheric CO2

The jury has recognized the landmark achievements of Syukuro Manabe and James Hansen in developing the first computational models able to simulate climate behavior and project the impact of greenhouse gases on terrestrial temperatures. Their research, says the jury’s citation, “quantified factors controlling the magnitude of the surface temperature response to external perturbation.” The methods they developed, it continues, have stood the test of time and “have become central to predictions of future climate change”