Dr. Paul G. Falkowski and Dr. James J. McCarthy

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.



Tyler Prize Medallion

Established in 1973 by the late John and Alice Tyler, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is one of the first international premier awards for environmental science, environmental health and energy.

Recipients encompass the spectrum of environmental concerns, including environmental policy, health, air and water pollution, ecosystem disruption and loss of biodiversity, and energy resources.