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Dan Golomb, who barely survived a forced labor camp in southern Germany during World War II, became a scientist who took an early interest in the effects of climate change while working at the geophysics laboratory at Hanscom Air Force Base, for the US Environmental Protection Agency, in the energy laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he was a professor emeritus of environmental, earth, and atmospheric sciences.
Dr. Golomb, 84, of Newton, who died May 23, “had a foresight” about issues such as global warming, said James A. Fay, a professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at MIT.
Fay collaborated with Dr. Golomb on scientific research and they cowrote the 2002 book “Energy and the Environment.”