Increasing Our Understanding of Climate Change Impacts

“This center will leverage the great strengths of UC San Diego in engineering, economics and public policy—critical fields to address the issue of climate adaptation.” - Chancellor Khosla

Richard and Carol Dean Hertzberg at the news conference to announce their gift and the new Center at Scripps Oceanography

UC San Diego is launching a new Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography thanks to a $5 million gift from Richard and Carol Dean Hertzberg.  The Center will focus on a new chapter of climate research that considers how society can address the consequences that are already unfolding or that appear to be inevitable.  At a news conference yesterday, Chancellor Khosla thanked the Hertzbergs for their philanthropic leadership, and said their gift is a testament to their foresight in understanding the new questions that need to be asked regarding climate change, and also to their compassion and concern for future generations that will experience the effects of the decisions we make today.  Learn more here.

From left: Vice Chancellor - Marine Sciences Margaret Leinen, Carol Dean Hertzberg, President of the Annenberg Trust Foundation at Sunnylands Geoff Cowan (back), UC San Diego scientist and oceanographer Walter Munk, Richard Hertzberg