Japan-born laureate receives Nobel medal

NHK -- Dec 07
Nobel Prize laureates who live in the US are being honored close to home. Syukuro Manabe, who was born in Japan, received his medal for the physics prize on Monday at a ceremony in Washington.

The pandemic has complicated overseas travel, making it difficult for many winners to make it to the awards ceremony in Sweden. Manabe has been on the faculty of Princeton University in New Jersey since 1968.

Manabe helped lay the foundations for research into climate change. He showed how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere leads to global warming.

Manabe said climate change has become one of the most challenging issues confronting mankind. He said people need to do all they can to control emissions.