On June 11, 2012 The HistoryMakers, ScienceMakers and the National Academy of Sciences held A Night With Warren Washington at the newly renovated National Academy of Sciences' Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Dr. Warren Washington, National Medal of Science Laureate, was interviewed by Dr. Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences, about his life and work in a program honoring his outstanding contributions.
Warren Morton Washington is an internationally recognized expert on atmospheric science and climate research. He specializes in computer modeling of Earth's climate. Currently, he is a senior scientist and Chief Scientist of the DOE/UCAR Cooperative Agreement at NCAR in the the Climate Change Research Section in the center's Climate and Global Dynamics Division. Over the years, Washington has published almost two hundred papers in professional journals, garnered dozens of national and international awards, and served as a science advisor to former presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton.
Ralph Cicerone was an atmospheric scientist whose research in atmospheric chemistry and climate change involved him in shaping science and environmental policy at the highest national and international levels. Cicerone was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He served as president of the American Geophysical Union, the world's largest society of earth scientists, and he received its James B. Macelwane Award in 1979 for outstanding contributions to geophysics. He published about one hundred refereed papers and two hundred conference papers and presented invited testimony to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on a number of occasions.
Cicerone passed away in 2016.
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