On January 29th, the founders of USGCRP received a Lifetime Achievement Award at Building Climate Solutions, a conference organized by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE).
Drs. Robert Corell, J. Michael Hall, Jack Fellows, Aristides Patrinos, and Shelby Tilford accepted the award on behalf of all those who helped to initiate USGCRP in response to the Congressional mandate of the 1990 Global Change Research Act. In a discussion of the Program moderated by Eileen Shea (NOAA), Patrinos emphasized the importance of interagency cooperation and the participation of a large and diverse scientific community, noting that USGCRP was strengthened by engaging scientists who previously had not been involved in climate issues. Looking ahead to the future of USGCRP, Corell and Hall encouraged the Program to continue building new connections and taking on new challenges.