Bolin Lecture

Overview

The Bert Bolin Award and Lecture is presented annually by the Global Environmental Change Section and recognizes groundbreaking research or leadership in global environmental change through cross-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and trans-disciplinary research in the past 10 years. It is named to honor the work and life of Bert Rickard Johannes Bolin, a Swedish meteorologist who served as the first chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The winner of the Bert Bolin Award gives the Bert Bolin Lecture each year.

Revisiting the IPCC’s “Discernible Human Influence” Finding: History and Lessons Learned (2020)

The 2020 Bolin Award was presented to Dr. Benjamin D. Santer, an atmospheric scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Santer presented the 2020 Bolin Lecture titled "Revisiting the IPCC's Discernible Human Influence Finding". View the recording on YouTube.  

Mesoscale Processes as a Bridge between Weather and Climate (2019)

The 2019 Bolin Award was presented to Dr. L. Ruby Leung, a Battelle Fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Dr. Leung presented the 2019 Bolin Lecture titled "Mesoscale Processes as a Bridge between Weather and Climate". View the recording on YouTube.

Following in the Footsteps of Bert Bolin: Assessing the Science of Climate Change (2018)

The 2018 Bolin Award was presented to Dr. Don Wuelbles, the Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois and GEC Section President (2009-2012). Dr. Wuebbles presented the 2020 Bolin Lecture titled "Assessing the Science of Climate Change". View the recording on YouTube.

The Essential Interactions between Understanding Climate Variability and Climate Change (2017)

The 2017 Bolin Award was presented to Dr. J David Neelin, a Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Neelin presented the 2017 Bolin Lecture titled "The Essential Interactions between Understanding Climate Variability and Climate Change". View the recording on YouTube.

Interweaving Climate Research and Public Understanding (2016)

The 2016 Bolin Award was presented to Dr. Alan K. Betts, the Chief Scientist of Atmospheric Research. Dr. Betts presented the 2016 Bolin Lecture titled "Interweaving Climate Research and Public Understanding". View the recording on YouTube.