Outstanding Publication Award
Romero-Lankao Paty (RAL), Doug Nychka (CISL/IMAGe) and John Tribbia (formerly at ISSE)
Awarding Organization or Entity
Paty Romero-Lankao (RAL), Doug Nychka (CISL/IMAGe) and John Tribbia (formerly at ISSE) for their paper, which contributes in pioneering ways to the heated debate about greenhouse gas emissions and how they are related to the development trajectories, status, and economic characteristics of countries worldwide. The paper also provides an innovative foundation for how to incorporate socio-economic aspects into the physical sciences' global carbon cycle discussion. This work will have a major and lasting impact on interdisciplinary sciences and environmental policy alike. "This article represents a courageous and successful attempt to deal with grand questions, while approaching them in a methodologically sound way."