BBC reports on Gordon Hamilton’s strong ties to native Scotland

The BBC reported on Gordon Hamilton’s strong ties to his native Scotland in a story on the climate scientist’s death in Antarctica. Hamilton was born in Dundee, Scotland’s fourth-largest city. A statement from the scientist’s family, quoted in the BBC piece, noted that Hamilton’s interest in geography began while he was attending school in the city. Hamilton went on to attend Aberdeen University and later earned a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. “Although Gordon had worked abroad in Norway and the USA for more than 20 years,” the family statement noted, “he maintained a love of Scotland, always eager to find out the Dundee FC score or to hear how the Scotland rugby team was getting on.” Hamilton, the story noted, visited Scotland over the summer to celebrate his 50th birthday.