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Sir John T. Houghton
Sir John Houghton speaking at a climate change conference in 2005
Born(1931-12-30)30 December 1931
Dyserth, Wales, U.K.
Died15 April 2020(2020-04-15) (aged 88)
NationalityBritish
FieldsAtmospheric physics
Institutions
Alma materJesus College, Oxford (B.A., 1951, M.A, 1955, PhD, 1955)[1]
Notable awardsThe Chree Medal and Prize (1979)
Japan Prize (2006)
Albert Einstein World Award of Science (2009)
Sir John Theodore Houghton (30 December 1931 – 15 April 2020) was a Welsh atmospheric physicist. He was the co-chair of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC). He was the lead editor of first three IPCC reports. He was professor in atmospheric physics at the University of Oxford. He also was a Director General at the Met Office and founder of the Hadley Centre.

Houghton died of COVID-19 on 15 April 2020, aged 88.[2]

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