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Prof Terry Hughes awarded the 2018 John Maddox Prize

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Nov 2018

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In London, Prof Terry Hughes and former naturopath Britt Hermes, were named joint receipients of the 2018 John Maddox Prize.

In a statement released by organisers, Prof Hughes is touted for “…his tireless and courageous efforts in communicating research evidence on coral reef bleaching to the public and for tackling the misrepresentation of coral reef science. In doing so, he has experienced hostility from politicians, public figures and the Australian tourist industry. In the face of efforts to discredit his research, personal criticism and smears in the media, Terry redoubled his efforts to communicate with the widest possible audience, using diverse means and reaching mainstream media around the world.”

The annual award is given by the charity, Sense About Science and the prestigious journal Nature.  It honours the work of the late Sir John Maddox, and pays tribute to those who communicate scientific evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so.

The Centre congratulates both winners.

Read more here.

 

 

“It is a privilege to receive this prize and to express my gratitude – not just for me, but more importantly for future generations, who have the most to lose if we fail to act on anthropogenic climate change,” said Prof Hughes at the London ceremony. Credit: Sense About Science
“It is a privilege to receive this prize and to express my gratitude – not just for me, but more importantly for future generations, who have the most to lose if we fail to act on anthropogenic climate change,” said Prof Hughes at the London ceremony. Credit: Sense About Science

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Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au