They’re trying to land humans on Mars, design robots to serve the sick and elderly and identify which areas of Earth will be damaged most by climate change. Meet the Class of 2016. Not the students, but the scientists who’ll teach them. Climate change - UC San Diego is deeply linked to the study of climate change. One of the school’s founders, Roger Revelle, was known as the “father of the greenhouse effect.” His Scripps Institution of Oceanography colleague Charles Keeling created the now acclaimed Keeling Curve, a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The university’s researchers also helped to shape the recent Paris Agreement, in which nearly 200 countries agreed to fight global warming. The school has dozens of people working on the topic, including two new, young faculty recruits, Isabel Rivera-Collazo, who earned her doctorate at the University College London, and Kate Ricke, who received her Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon.