The Chinese glaciologist and climate scientist Dr. Qin Dahe has been awarded this year’s Volvo Environment Prize. The award winner is a key contributor to the fifth assessment report from the UN climate panel (IPPC), whose first section, the “Physical Science Basis”, was released in September. He attracted wide attention last year with a report on how climate change leads to more extreme weather events, the first report to show scientifically what many had already suspected, that extreme weather and climate phenomena have become more frequent over the last 50 years. Dr. Qin Dahe was member of the ACSYS/CliC Scientific Steering Group from 2001-2008, started the Asian CliC chapter and was central in the arrangements of the First CliC Science Conference held in 2005 in Bejing, China.

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