The Earth’s climate influences most biological, physical, and chemical processes that support life on this planet. Paul G. Falkowski and James J. McCarthy were among the first to show how climate change interacts with these life-supporting processes that will determine the future for life on Earth.
The Tyler Prize is recognizing these two great scientists for their enormous contributions to fighting climate change through increasing our scientific understanding of how Earth’s climate works, as well as bringing together that knowledge for the purpose of policy change.
THE TYLER PRIZE
Established in 1973 by the late John and Alice Tyler, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is one of the first international premier environmental awards. This global environmental prize recognizes individuals who have contributed in an outstanding manner to the scientific knowledge and public leadership to preserve and enhance the environment of the world.
Recipients encompass the spectrum of environmental concerns, including environmental policy, health, air and water pollution, ecosystem disruption and loss of biodiversity, and energy resources.