William Collins is an internationally recognized expert in climate modeling and climate change science. He is director of the Climate Readiness Institute (CRI), a multi-campus initiative to prepare the Bay Area for climate change, and 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. He is also a lead author on the Fifth IPCC Assessment. He specializes in the interactions of clouds and aerosols with solar and terrestrial radiation, the role of clouds and aerosols in climate change, and developing new methods for modeling global aerosols and clouds.
Sessions as a Speaker
- University of California, Berkeley