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28 July 2022

AGU applauds passage of bipartisan U.S. innovation bill

AGU, the world’s largest Earth and space science association, applauds the bipartisan effort by Congress to pass the CHIPS and Science Act, which represents one of the largest investments in U.S. science and technology in decades. The legislation, which was modified from a larger package of bills, now includes the semiconductor-focused CHIPS Act, along with a package of measures that will authorize science agencies, such as the National Science Foundation …


30 June 2022

AGU opposes U.S. Supreme Court decision to erode emission regulations

As leaders of the world’s largest Earth and space science association, we are gravely concerned by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to negate the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to enforce the Clean Air Act. Today’s decision directly undermines the efforts of scientists in our community as well as the science-supported policy that protects the health of our families, our neighbors, and ourselves. The decision has immediate implications for everyone and …


28 February 2022

AGU Statement on IPCC Working Group II Sixth Assessment Report

On behalf of our 130,000 enthusiasts to experts worldwide in Earth and space sciences, AGU commends the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II (WGII) on its Sixth Assessment Report, AR6 Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.


23 November 2021

AGU updates position statements on science education

The AGU Council and Board approved updates to two AGU position statements about the importance of Earth and space science (ESS) education. These updated statements address the critical role of ESS in tackling the challenges facing society, the need to ensure universal, equitable access to ESS education and the meaningful engagement of individuals impacted by ESS issues. The statements also recognize the importance of countering politicization and other barriers to …


26 October 2021

Geoscientists call for immediate collective action on climate crisis

Editors-in-chief of AGU’s 22 journals say COP26 is our “last best chance” to mitigate the devastating impact from human-caused climate change


1 October 2021

AGU position statement on resilience open for member comment

Starting today, AGU members have until 31 October to comment on revisions to a position statement outlining the role of scientists, policymakers and communities in building resilience to disruptions. AGU encourages all members to read and comment on the position statement because the expert writing panel relies on this feedback. Resilience is the ability of systems — including people — to anticipate, respond, recover and adapt to disruptions, which can …


9 August 2021

IPCC report affirms the need to address the climate crisis now

The Working Group I (WGI) contribution to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) on the physical science basis of climate change released today shows without a doubt that human activities are changing Earth’s climate and underscores the need to immediately address the climate crisis. 


29 July 2021

AGU suggests improvements to federal scientific integrity structure

On 28 July 2021, AGU submitted comments to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)’s Request for Information to Improve Federal Scientific Integrity Policies.


9 June 2021

AGU community provides recommendations and ideas for implementing climate change solutions to NSF

In mid-April, NSF contacted AGU and several other societies to rapidly convene our respective communities and provide robust input and innovative ideas on climate change solutions to help inform a potential implementation strategy.


2 June 2021

AGU position statement on science funding now open for member comment

AGU members have until 30 June to comment on revisions to the organization’s position statement on the crucial role of government funding in science. Investment in Earth and space sciences is critical to achieving AGU’s new strategic plan, which envisions a thriving, sustainable and equitable future supported by scientific discovery, innovation and action. Robust funding of both Earth and space science, which are fundamentally interrelated, helps improve our understanding of …


3 May 2021

Special podcast episode on allyship

In our special “Third Pod from the Sun” episode, featuring AGU Vice President of Meetings Lauren Parr and AGU Vice President of Science Policy and Government Relations Lexi Shultz, we talk about what is AGU, as an organization, doing to serve as an ally when it comes to our meetings and public policy.


28 April 2021

100 days in, Biden administration shows strong commitment to science

This Friday, 30 April, marks U.S. President Biden’s 100th day in office. The new administration has shown a strong commitment to science, including elevating the Office of Science and Technology Policy to a cabinet-level position, rejoining the Paris Agreement, committing to reducing U.S. emissions by about 50% below 2005 levels by 2030, as well as laying out how the administration will address the world’s climate crisis.


1 April 2021

Share your comments on AGU position statements on education

AGU is now seeking comments on two updated statements on education.


27 January 2021

AGU statement on President Biden’s climate plan

We applaud the Biden Administration’s steps to remedy these challenges, as well as the disproportionate health and environmental effects suffered by underrepresented minorities.


20 January 2021

AGU statement on President Biden’s Executive Orders today

The Biden Administration is starting us on the right path to improve human and planetary health today and for future generations.


15 January 2021

AGU statement on President-elect Biden’s science nominations today

The issues that this team will be addressing – from COVID-19 to the climate crisis to removing systemic racism – are paramount to re-establishing a civil society that values science and facts. AGU’s community is ready to assist to foster a safe and healthy planet for all.


9 January 2021

Science and facts are the underpinnings of a civil society

As one of the leading worldwide scientific societies, AGU’s community is dedicated to advocating for a civil society that values science and facts. 


15 December 2020

What to watch 16 Dec. at #AGU20

Wednesday is the second to last day of #AGU20, but we are not slowing down.


14 December 2020

What to watch at #AGU20 on Tuesday, Dec. 15

Full #AGU20 programming continues on Tuesday with two plenaries, another innovative session and regular oral, elightning and poster sessions.


12 December 2020

Weekend viewing from #AGU20

We wrapped up the second week of #AGU20 on Friday! Be sure to check out these sessions and events on-demand – you can even catch up on the couch this weekend.