Suki Manabe wins Nobel Prize in Physics for modeling climate change

On 5th October 2021, Princeton University professor, won the nobel prize in Physics for developing the Climate Change model. Suki Manabe is a professor of civil and environmental engineering, and public and international affairs, and has worked in Climate studies. Climate models that Manabe built, deal with predicting and analyzing how the world will change as a result of greenhouse gas emissions, and to amplify the enormous benefit of rapidly decreasing greenhouse gas emissions for life on Earth.


He shares the Nobel Prize with fellow known climatists including Klaus Hasselmann of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany; and Giorgio Parisi of the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. The royalty includes 10 million Swedish kroner, or about $1.1 million.

At the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, he gave a message to the world that making climate policy is a thousand times more challenging” than making climate predictions. Later, he elaborated that climate policy is a cohesion of environment, energy, water, agriculture, and just everything one can imagine. These major elements in society are all interwoven with each other, which makes it difficult to sort out how climate should be incorporated at administrative level.

Keywords: climate change research and development, green energy, low carbon

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