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Chinese Climate Scientist Honored French Medal

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Qin Dahe, a Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) member and a leading figure on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), was awarded the Grenoble Medal by the government of Grenoble City [China Meteorological News]

A leading Chinese climate scientist has received a prestigious French medal for promoting research cooperation between China and France.

Qin Dahe, a Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) member and a leading figure on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has been awarded the Grenoble Medal by the government of Grenoble City.

Previous Grenoble Medal recipients include Nobel Prize winners Claude Cohen-Tannoudji and Paul Crutzen, glaciologist Claude Lorius and European Space Agency astronaut Jean-Jacques Favier.

Cooperating with the Laboratory of Glaciology and Geophysics of the Environment at Joseph Fourier University in France, Qin led research teams to discover new data on climate change in the SouthPole and the Himalayas.

Qin, 61, was the first Chinese to cross the South Pole. (From Xinhua)

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