The Nobel Prize for Climate Study. An Interview with the Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yu. A. Izrael


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Nobel Peace prize for 2007 was awarded for ‘for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change’. The applicants to get the prize were 140 private persons and 46 organizations. As result it was awarded to the former USA vice-president Albert Gore and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The delegation of IPCC at the ceremony of the prize presentation consisted of 25 members including one Russian scientist – Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yu. A. Izrael, the vice-chairman who has worked in IPCC for 20 years since its foundation. In his Nobel lecture R. K. Pachauri, Chairman of IPCC especially emphasized the role of nine experts including Yu. A. Izrael. The Editorial Board of the journal congratulated the President of the Russian Academy of Ecology, director of the Institute of Global Climate and Ecology of Rosgidromet and RAS, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yu. A. Izrael with the high reward and asked him several questions.