Thomas R. Karl

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Thomas R. Karl (Born 22 November 1951, Evergreen Park, Illinois) is the director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center.

Opinions[edit]

Karl wrote:

Internationally, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), under the auspices of the United Nations (UN), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), is the most senior and authoritative body providing scientific advice to global policy makers. [1].

Awards[edit]

  • Verner E. Suomi Award by the American Meteorological Society [2]
  • Amer. Assoc. of State Climatologists, Landsberg Award(1993)
  • Amer. Meteor. Soc. Editors Award, J. Climate (1988)
  • Dept. of Commerce Gold Medal (1991)
  • NOAA Administrator's Award (1989)
  • Dept. of Commerce Bronze Medal (1988)

Service[edit]

  • Editor Journal of Climate
  • Associate Editor Climatic Change
  • National Research Council
  • Climate Research Committee (1991–present)
  • Panel on EOSDIS (1992–94)
  • Panel on Policy Implications of Greenhouse Warming (1990–1992)
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Lead Author 1995, 1992, 1990
  • Public Affairs: Numerous news media interviews, testimony to U.S. Congress and briefings to cabinet level officials and Vice President of the US.

Papers[edit]

  • Karl, T.R., R.W. Knight, and B. Baker. 2000. The record breaking global temperatures of 1997 and 1998: Evidence for an increase in the rate of global warming. Geophysical Research Letters 27(March 1):719-722. (press release)

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