Dr. Alan Robock is an American climate scientist who is well-known as well for pioneering research on the concept of nuclear winter. He earned a PhD in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University, in New Jersey.
Prof. Robock worked with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, since 1992 as a contributing author and reviewer for many different IPCC reports, and was a Lead Author of the most recent Fifth Assessment report, published in 2013. The IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. It was not a science prize, but a peace prize, showing the important role that climate change plays in global security.