Dr. Warren Washington receiving National Medal of Science

History Colorado Lecture Series

Reflections on the Life of a Colorado Climate Scientist

Warren Washington grew up in a racially charged era, but his parents urged him to pursue his passions in art and science regardless of events around him. He settled in the world of science, enjoying a career that was, in his words, partly luck and partly being in the right place at the right time. Dr. Washington joined the National Center for Atmospheric Research in 1963, working with colleagues to build one of the first-generation computer models of the Earth’s climate. Join this National Medal of Science honoree for a look at the hidden stories of his remarkable career and his unexpected journey into the politically charged field of climate science.