Wallace Broecker

Wallace Brocker


Geophysicist - Climate Scientist

Wallace Brocker popularized the term “global warming” and also coined the term  “the global conveyor” for the ocean currents that circulate warm water around the globe.

He was dyslexic and said he never typed or used a computer, writing manuscripts for his many books and articles by hand. In 1998, he told an interviewer, “My great joy in life comes in figuring something out. I figure something out about every six months or so, and I write about it and encourage research on it, and that’s the joy of my life.”