Some of the most promising solutions for slowing climate change also bring immediate benefits for human health, agricultural productivity, and climate equity. We describe the reasons for advancing these solutions, our research on why it is timely to start now, and the momentum that the state and UC system have attained towards these worthy environmental objectives.
William Collins is an internationally recognized expert in climate modeling and climate change science. Collins’s role in launching the Department of Energy’s Accelerated Climate Model for Energy (ACME) program was awarded the U.S. Department of Energy Secretary’s Achievement Award on May 7, 2015. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was a Lead Author on the Fourth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), for which the IPCC was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Collins received his undergraduate degree in physics from Princeton University and earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Chicago.