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Features May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2
   

Roger & Me

 
     

It was Roger Revelle’s 100th birthday in March and former
Vice President Al Gore came to the party. Gore was a student
at Harvard, when Revelle, the former director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a pioneer of climate change research, became his mentor. It was a relationship Gore mentioned often in both his best-selling book, An Inconvenient Truth, and the subsequent documentary film of the same title. As well as celebrating Revelle, Gore also came to receive the inaugural Roger Revelle Prize at Scripps for his outstanding contributions to the issues of climate change.

Guests at the elegant dinner reception included UC President Mark G. Yudof,
Lt. Gov. John Garamendi and renowned British environmentalist David de Rothschild. Many Scripps colleagues and friends of Roger Revelle shared reminiscences commemorating his life as a sea-going adventurer, Scripps scientist and leader and authoritative voice for ocean science.

Contributors to Making Waves: Jesse Alm '11, Tiffany Fox, Raymond Hardie, Daniel Kane, Andrea Siedsma

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