NCSE is delighted to congratulate Ben Santer, a member of NCSE's board of directors, on receiving the 2024 John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science from the National Academy of Sciences.
According to the NAS, "Santer is widely recognized for his leading work linking modern climate change to human activities. Over a more than 30-year career, Santer has pioneered new approaches to identify human influence on climate change, investigating atmospheric temperature and water vapor, ocean heat content, sea surface temperature in hurricane formation regions, changes in the seasonal cycle of temperature, and many other climate variables. The research findings from these studies have shown that distinctive 'fingerprints' caused by human activities are now ubiquitous in Earth's climate system."
The Carty award is awarded every two years, to recognize noteworthy and distinguished accomplishments in any field of science within the National Academy of Sciences' charter. The award is presented with a medal and a $25,000 prize.