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Two legendary climate researchers receive this year’s Crafoord Prize

Syukuro Manabe and Susan Solomon have played dominant roles in climate research. They are being rewarded with Sweden’s Crafoord Prize in Geosciences 2018, worth six million kronor, for contributing decisive knowledge to aid in combatting of one of our time’s greatest global challenges.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will award the 2018 Crafoord Prize in Geosciences to:

Syukuro Manabe, Princeton University, USA


Susan Salomon, MIT, USA

for fundamental contributions to understanding the role of atmospheric trace gases in Earth’s climate system”.

Atmospheric physicist Syukoro Manabe created the first global climate model after his ground-breaking studies of atmospheric dynamics in the 1960s. In this model, he connected the processes that take place in the atmosphere and at ground level with the oceans’ movements and their thermal balance. This new way of using large-scale numerical modelling to predict how the Earth’s temperature is influenced by atmospheric carbon dioxide levels was a major breakthrough; researchers finally had the powerful tools they required to investigate the Earth’s complex climate systems. The basics of his work remain fundamental to contemporary climate models.

Syukoro Manabe has long been a world-leader in physically based numerical climate modelling and his development of the first global climate model is the foundation for all modern climate research.
Atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon solved the 1980s’ puzzle of the Antarctic ozone hole’s appearance, using theoretical and chemical measurement-focused studies in the Antarctic atmosphere. She examined the ice crystals in the stratospheric clouds that form there every year due to the extreme cold. These ice crystals cause the initiation of chemical processes that differ from those that were previously assumed to occur. On this basis, Susan Solomon presented a theory that explained the link between manmade CFC emissions and the chemical processes taking place in the Antarctic stratosphere in the early spring, ones that led to the extensive depletion of its ozone layer. Her theory was verified by the results of the measurements conducted in the stratosphere. Later, Susan Solomon showed how the thickness of the ozone layer in the southern hemisphere affects atmospheric flows and temperatures all the way down to ground level.

For more than 30 years, Susan Solomon’s studies have been at the absolute frontline of research into the ozone layer and its role in the Earth’s climate systems. The chemical reactions proposed by Susan Solomon are now one of the cornerstones for all modelling of the stratosphere’s chemical composition.

The Laureates

Syukuro Manabe, senior meteorologist, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program (AOS), Princeton University, NJ, USA. Born 1931.


Susan Solomon, Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA. Born 1956.


Nominations for the 2017 Guldbagge Awards announced in Sweden

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Jan.4(Greenpost)– 2017 Guldbagge Awards nominations has been announced, according to a press release from Swedish Film Institute today.
The awards are named after the Swedish word for the rose chafer beetle. Photo: Johan Bergmark


At a press conference in Stockholm today the nominations for the Guldbagge Awards for the film year of 2017 were announced. Borg/McEnroe stands out with ten nominations, followed by The Nile Hilton Incident with eight. Ravens and Sámi Blood both have seven nominations. The Guldbagge Awards is arranged by the Swedish Film Institute and will be held on 22 January.


A jury of 34 members came to the following result with regards to the nominations for the 2017 Guldbagge Awards, Sweden’s national film awards. Special committees agreed on the nominations in the categories Best Short Film, Best Documentary Film and Best Foreign Language Film. The nominations are listed in alphabetical order.  

Best film

Borg/McEnroe (Borg)
Produced by: Jon Nohrstedt and Fredrik Wikström Nicastro

Ravens (Korparna)
Produced by: Jan Marnell, Tom Persson and Jens Assur

Sámi Blood (Sameblod)
Produced by: Lars G. Lindström

The Nile Hilton Incident 
Produced by: Kristina Åberg

The Square 
Produced by: Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober

Best Director

Janus Metz
for Borg/McEnroe (Borg)

Amanda Kernell
for Sámi Blood (Sameblod)

Tarik Saleh
for The Nile Hilton Incident

Ruben Östlund
for The Square

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Jennie Silfverhjelm
for Malin in All Inclusive

Evin Ahmad
for Mirja in Beyond Dreams (Dröm vidare)

Lene Cecilia Sparrok
for Elle Marja in Sámi Blood (Sameblod)

Mia Skäringer
for Anna in Sunny Side (Solsidan)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Sverrir Gudnason
for Björn Borg in Borg/McEnroe (Borg)

Reine Brynolfsson
for Agne in Ravens (Korparna)

Fares Fares
for Noredin in The Nile Hilton Incident 

Claes Bang 
for Christian in The Square

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Gizem Erdogan
for Sarah in Beyond Dreams (Dröm vidare)

Julia Kijowska
for Agnieszka in Strawberry Days (Jordgubbslandet)

Maria Heiskanen
for Gärd in Ravens (Korparna)

Mia Erika Sparrok
for Njenna in Sámi Blood (Sameblod)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Shia LaBeouf
for John McEnroe in Borg/McEnroe (Borg)

Stellan Skarsgård
for Lennart Bergelin in Borg/McEnroe (Borg)

Przemyslaw Sadowski
for Jan in Strawberry Days (Jordgubbslandet)

Yasser Ali Maher 
for Kammal in The Nile Hilton Incident

Best Screenplay

Maud Nycander, Jannike Åhlund and Kersti Grunditz Brennan 
for Citizen Schein

Can Demirtas and Ivica Zubak 
for A Hustler’s Diary (Måste gitt)

Amanda Kernell
for Sámi Blood (Sameblod)

Ruben Östlund
for The Square

Best Cinematography

Jonas Alarik
for Ravens (Korparna)

Sophia Olsson
for Sámi Blood (Sameblod)

Fredrik Wenzel
for The Square

Best Editing

Per Sandholt and Per K. Kirkegaard
for Borg/McEnroe (Borg)

Kersti Grunditz Brennan
for Citizen Schein

Anders Skov
for Sameblod

Best Costume

Kicki Ilander 
for Borg/McEnroe (Borg)

Sharareh Hosseini and David Markfant
for Money Problem (Para knas)

Louize Nissen
for The Nile Hilton Incident

Best Sound/Sound design

Mattias Eklund
for Ravens (Korparna)

Mira Falk and Brian Dyrby
for Silvana (Silvana – väck mig när ni vaknat)

Fredrik Jonsäter
for The Nile Hilton Incident

Best Makeup

Sara Klänge
for All Inclusive

Petra Cabbe 
for Sunny Side (Solsidan)

Dorothea Wiedermann 
for The Nile Hilton Incident

Best Original Score

Jonas Struck, Jon Ekstrand and Vladislav Delay 
for Borg/McEnroe (Borg)

Karl Frid and Pär Frid 
for Citizen Schein

Peter von Poehl 
for Ravens (Korparna)

Best Set Design

Lina Nordqvist
for Borg/McEnroe (Borg)

Roger Rosenberg 
for The Nile Hilton Incident

Josefin Åsberg 
for The Square

Best Visual Effects

Torbjörn Olsson and Alex Hansson 
for Borg

Torbjörn Olsson 
for Ravens (Korparna)

Alex Hansson and Chris Stenner 
for Monky

Best Documentary Film

Letters to a Serial Killer (Brev till en seriemördare)
by Manal Masri

The Celestial Darkroom (Himlens mörkrum)
by Nils Petter Löfstedt

Silvana (Silvana – väck mig när ni vaknat)
by Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring and Christina Tsiobanelis

Best Short Film

The Burden (Min börda)
by Niki Lindroth von Bahr

Night Child (Nattbarn)
by Sanna Lenken

Because the World Never Stops (Studio 5)
by Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson

Best Foreign Language Film

120 battements par minute (120 slag i minuten)
By: Robin Campillo

By: Barry Jenkins

Forushande (The Salesman)
By: Asghar Farhadi

The Guldbagge Audience Award
The Guldbagge Audience Award (Guldbaggens publikpris) is a new award at the Guldbagge Awards Ceremony. It includes all 41 Swedish feature length films that premiered in cinemas during 2017. The award is produced by The Swedish Film Institute in collaboration with the Swedish news media Aftonbladet. The following eight films have won the first round of voting:

Avicii: True Stories
Produced by: Levan Tsikurishvili

Borg/McEnroe (Borg)
Produced by: Jon Nohrstedt and Fredrik Wikström Nicastro

A Hustler’s Diary (Måste gitt)
Produced by: Abbe Hassan

Money Problem (Para knas)
Produced by: Ulf Synnerholm and Malini Ahlberg

Sámi Blood (Sameblod)
Produced by: Lars G. Lindström

Produced by: Patrik Axén

Sunny Side (Solsidan)
Produced by: Emma Nyberg

Produced by: Mia Sohlman

More awards at the ceremony

The Award of Honour will be presented, as well as the Gullspira (for extraordinary contributions in films for children) and the award for Best Newcomer will be presented.

Awarded annually since 1964, the Guldbagge (“Golden Beetle”) is the name of the Swedish Film Institute’s award for achievements during the previous year. The award itself, in the form of a fantastical beetle, was designed by the artist Karl Axel Pehrson.

The Guldbagge Awards ceremony will be held 22 January 2018 at Cirkus in Stockholm. Swedish Television (SVT) will be broadcasting the event live.