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Bolin, Bert (1925–2007)

BERT BOLIN MADE numerous contributions to the field of meteorology and its impact on the science of global warming and climate change. He was a Swedish meteorologist who worked globally and served on many international committees. Bolin was born in Nyköping, Sweden, on March 15,1925, to two schoolteachers. He obtained his B.Sc. from the University of Uppsala in 1946, followed by an M.Sc. in 1950.

Bolin continued to study meteorology, receiving a Ph.D. from Stockholm University in 1956, at the age of 31. One of his mentors, Carl-Gustav Rossby, played an influential role in Bolin's career, when he encouraged the young scientist to enter the field of geochemistry. Bolin rapidly gained expertise on carbon dioxide and its role in biology and chemistry. From 1952–57, he served ...

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