Speaker: Professor Richard Peltier
Topic: Ice Sheets
When: August 14, 2010
Event: Climate Change Conference 2010
Professor Richard Peltier has been chosen by the Franklin Institute to receive the 2010 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science. The Bower Award recognizes Peltier for fundamental advances in the understanding of Earth systems and for demonstrating profound interconnections between surface climate variability and the internal properties and dynamics of the solid Earth.
Dick is founder of the Centre for Global Change Science at U of T, and is known worldwide for his work in global climate change. He has developed powerful models using sophisticated mathematical concepts to depict what has happened to our climate over the past 600 million years and what is likely to happen far into the future if human behaviour does not change. His models are considered the gold standard for researchers trying to understand climate change.