Renowned Climate Scientist Dies in Greenland
Swiss glaciologist and climate scientist Dr. Konrad "Koni" Steffen spent 30 years studying the planet's two largest ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. His work improved our understanding of the magnitude and dynamics of ice loss and rising oceans. He took what he discovered in his pioneering field work to the international community and the halls of power. He died when he fell into a hidden crevasse while doing fieldwork in Greenland. Dr. Steffen was 68 years old.
Konrad Steffen, renowned Swiss climate scientist, dies at 68
His studies of rapid rises in temperature and sea level showed that “Greenland was coming apart.”
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