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Sir John Theodore Houghton, a prominent British atmospheric physicist and climate scientist, and co-chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), died on April 15 in the U.K, from a suspected case of coronavirus.

“We are sorry to have to announce that Sir John Houghton, the President of JRI, and our founding father, died yesterday (15th April 2020) in Wales. More details will follow. Pray for Sir John’s family at this difficult time,” the JRI Christian science educational charity said on Twitter.

Houghton’s granddaughter, Hannah Malcolm, shared information about his life where she described him as

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