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UCSD Scripps Researchers Share Nobel Peace Price With Al Gore

Several researchers at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography are part of the panel sharing the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. 2,000 scientists worked on climate change research for the United Na

UCSD Scripps Researchers Share Nobel Peace Price With Al Gore

Several researchers at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography are part of the panel sharing the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. 2,000 scientists worked on climate change research for the United Nations. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

The chairman of the U.N. panel says Gore really had 2,000 co-laureates -- each of the scientists in the panel's research network.

Several of those co-laureates work at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, including Richard Sommerville, V. Ramanthan, Jeff Severinghaus and Scripps Professor Lynne Talley.

Talley : Whoa! I was very excited.

Talley worked on ocean climate change as part of the panel's report earlier this year. She's one of several Scripps researchers that have contributed over the past two decades to the U.N. global climate change study.

Talley : Hundreds of papers for all the different corners of the oceans. So there's little stories here and there that people tell -- can you make a big picture out of that?

The Nobel committee cited the work of the U.N. climate change panel for bringing consensus on the connection between human activities and global warming.

Ed Joyce, KPBS News.

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