|Bust of Prof. J. Robert Oppenheimer, co-director of the Manhattan Project, at UC-Berkeley|
Full story at http://timesofsandiego.com/education/2015/10/27/governor-climate-change-challenge-equivalent-to-world-war-ii/
We have noted this history in prior posts, e.g., http://uclafacultyassociation.http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2015/07/more-of-berkeleyuc-history.htmlblogspot.com/2015/07/more-of-berkeleyuc-history.html. The governor forgot to note that the Manhattan Project and its counterpart activities at Berkeley were essentially funded during World War II with a blank check.
Anyway, it appears that UC prez Napolitano also has grand plans:
Reducing the human carbon footprint is a "moral imperative," University of California President Janet Napolitano said Tuesday as she vowed to turn the system's 10 campuses into a living laboratory for solutions that can be scaled up to state, national and global levels. Napolitano made the comments at a two-day climate change summit at UC San Diego, where researchers discussed their blueprint for actions that they say the state and the world should undertake to tackle the problem — including reducing the carbon footprint of the wealthiest 1 billion people. The plan will be presented at next month's landmark climate change conference in Paris...
Full story at http://www.sfgate.com/business/energy/article/UC-climate-change-experts-create-blueprint-to-6592211.php