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Climate Scientist Wallace Smith Broecker passes away at 87

World-renowned climate scientist Wallace Smith Broecker, who popularised the term “global warming” has passed away in New York at 87 at a New York City hospital.

Broecker brought “global warming” into common use with a 1975 paper that correctly predicted rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere would lead to pronounced warming. Broecker was also first to recognize what he called the Ocean Conveyor Belt, a global system of ocean currents circulating water and nutrients.

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