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Wallace S. Broecker, winner of the first Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change, dies aged 87

Wallace S. Broecker, winner of the Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change in its inaugural edition (2008), has died at the age of 87. Broecker was the first scientist to alert the world to global warming, and the jury deciding the BBVA Foundation award singled out the “pioneering quality” of his work, and his knowledge contributions with regard to “abrupt changes”; processes that trigger extreme alterations in the climate system.