Science magazine publishes Wallace Broecker obit written by Putnam

Aaron Putnam, George H. Denton assistant professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, wrote an obituary for Wallace “Wally” Smith Broecker that was published in Science magazine. Putnam wrote Broecker, who died Feb. 18 at the age of 87, was “one of the most influential Earth scientists of the past century” and “made foundational discoveries about the behavior of the climate system, the chemistry and circulation of the oceans, and the carbon cycle.” Broecker will be remembered for his work on climate change, according to the article, and was “always seeking answers to Earth’s greatest puzzles.”