John Houghton#


John Houghton
Email:john.houghton 'at' jri.org.uk
Membership Number:261
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:jhoughton
Homepage:https://www.faraday.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/Biography.php?ID=17



Present and Previous Positions
  • Honorary Scientist of the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research at the Meteorological Office
  • Honorary Scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • 1994-2000 Member of the UK Government Panel on Sustainable Development
  • 1992-1998 Chairman, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
  • 1988-2002 Chairman or Co-Chairman, Scientific Assessment Working Group, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • 1983-1991 Director General (later Chief Executive), UK Meteorological Office
  • 1976-1983 Professor in atmospheric physics at the University of Oxford

Fields of Scholarship
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  • private law
  • international law
  • etc.
  • Climate change
  • Atmospheric physics

  • Honours and Awards
    • Albert Einstein World Award of Science (2009)
    • Japan Prize (2006)
    • Glazebrook Medal (Institute of Physics, 1990)
    • Bakerian Prize Lecture of the Royal Society, 1991
    • Climate Institute Annual Award (1992)
    • Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal (1995)
    • Honorary Doctorates of Science from the Universities of Wales (1991), Stirling (1992),East Anglia (1993), Leeds (1995), Heriot-Watt (1996), Greenwich (1997), Glamorgan (1998), Reading (1999), Birmingham (2000), Gloucestershire (2001) and Hull (2002)
    • Founder member of the International Society for Science and Religion
    • Founder of the Hadley Centre


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