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2010-01-19 14:08:00

MADRID, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category goes in this second edition to German physicist and mathematician Klaus Hasselmann (Hamburg, 1931) for "developing methods which established that recent global warming trends are primarily attributable to human activities." Hasselmann "has crucially advanced the frontiers of scientific and public understanding of climate change," concludes the jury in its citation. The BBVA...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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