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Thomas Stocker was born in ...
Thomas Stocker was born in Zürich and obtained a PhD in Natural Sciences of ETH Zürich in 1987.
He held research positions at University College London, McGill University (Montreal), Columbia University (New York) and University of Hawai'i (Honolulu).
Since 1993 he is Professor of Climate and Environmental Physics at the University of Bern.
His research encompasses the development of climate models of intermediate complexity, modelling past and future climate change, and the reconstruction of greenhouse gas concentrations based on ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica.
Thomas Stocker has authored or co-authored 180 peer-reviewed papers in the area of climate dynamics and paleoclimate modeling and reconstruction.
After more than 10 years of service in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) he has been elected Co-Chair of Working Group I in 2008.
Thomas Stocker was awarded a Dr. Honoris Causa of the University of Versailles (France) in 2006 and the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union in 2009.
In 2012, he was elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.
Latest blog entries - Earth Protect
Since the 1950s many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. â€œOur assessment finds that the atmosphere and oceans have warmed, the amount of snow and ice has diminished, sea level has risen and the concentration of carbon dioxide has increased to a level unprecedented in at least the last 800,000 years,â€ said Thomas Stocker, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group I.
The atmosphere and the oceans warmed, ...
The atmosphere and the oceans warmed, the quantities of snow and ice have decreased, the sea level has increased, alert Thomas Stocker, Vice-Chairman of the IPCC.
The problem, he says, is that more States are slow to take their responsibilities, more the fight becomes difficult.
171-a-15-(Thomas Stocker, spokesman, ...
171-a-15-(Thomas Stocker, spokesman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), at news conference)-"full global coverage"-IPCC spokesman Thomas Stocker says scientists still need to collect data on global warming from remote areas. (27 Sep 2013)
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169-a-04-(Thomas Stocker, spokesman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), at news conference)-"system is clear"-IPCC spokesman Thomas Stocker says scientists now say with extreme confidence that human activity, in particular the burning of greenhouse gases, is the dominant cause of global warming. (27 Sep 2013)
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170-a-18-(Thomas Stocker, spokesman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ((Note cut length)), at news conference)-"of independent evidence"-IPCC spokesman Thomas Stocker says this latest report draws on vast quantities of data in reaching the conclusion that global warming is an undeniable reality. ((note length of cut)) (27 Sep 2013)
Thomas Stocker, a professor ...
Thomas Stocker, a professor at the University of Bern who co-chaired a 2013 U.N. report about climate change, said the recent run of warm years meant "the possibility is quite there that this hiatus is over".
Still, he told Reuters that climate trends had to be judged over decades, not by individual years.