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May 17, 2024

Navigating Through Climate Change: The Severe Turbulence Research and Development Act Signed into Law with FAA Reauthorization

On 16 May 2024, the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act was signed into law by President Joe Biden, which included the Severe Turbulence Research and Development Act. Introduced by Representative Haley Stevens (MI-11) and endorsed by AGU, this legislation marks a critical milestone in our ongoing efforts to tackle the increasingly severe impacts of climate change on aviation safety. The Severe Turbulence Research and Development Act enhances the …

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May 8, 2024

AGU Celebrates Bipartisan Approval of Weather Act Reauthorization

AGU, the world’s largest Earth and space science association, applauds the bipartisan effort by Congress to pass The Weather Act Reauthorization, H.R. 6093, which promises to make weather forecasting in the U.S. more accurate.    AGU endorsed H.R. 6093 in November along with several other pieces of legislation that were added to this bill, including the National Weather Service Communications Improvement Act, H.R.1496; NOAA Weather Radio Modernization Act, H.R.1482; and …

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April 19, 2024

AGU endorses the National Coordination on Adaptation and Resilience for Security Act (NCARS)

On 25 March 2024, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to leadership in the House of Representatives supporting the National Coordination on Adaptation and Resilience for Security Act (NCARS).   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our global community of more than half a million Earth and space scientists and allies, I write to thank you for introducing H.R.6311, the National Coordination on Adaptation and Resilience for Security …

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July 20, 2023

AGU endorses the Severe Turbulence Research and Development Act

On 18 July, AGU sent a letter to the office of Representative Haley Stevens endorsing H.R.4082, the Severe Turbulence Research and Development Act.    On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our global community of more than half a million Earth and space scientists and allies, I am writing to thank you for introducing H.R.4082, the Severe Turbulence Research and Development Act and to offer AGU’s support for …

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March 9, 2023

AGU’s 2023 Policy Priorities

In 2019, AGU began developing annual policy priorities to help focus our advocacy work and speed up the advancement of important science policy and legislation. Our policy priorities reflect not only AGU’s broader strategic goals and current policy landscape, but also the needs and priorities of our members. To represent the diversity of AGU’s community, all within the Earth and space science community were encouraged to participate in a survey …

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December 19, 2022

Seeking Comments on Two Draft AGU Position Statements

AGU members have until 20 January 2023 to comment on revisions to the organization’s position statements on ocean science and research and climate intervention.   The statement on ocean science and research focuses on the international need for integrated research, extensive education, and effective management actions to sustainably govern ocean resources and address the inequitable impacts of climate change.  It calls for collaboration among diverse stakeholders to forge a path of …

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May 31, 2022

AGU sends endorsement letter for the National Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategy (NCARS) Act to Congressional Leadership

On May 31 2022, AGU sent a letter to leadership in the House of Representatives and the Senate endorsing the National Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategy (NCARS) Act.  On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our community of 130,000 worldwide in the Earth and space sciences, I am writing to thank you for introducing H.R.6461, the National Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategy (NCARS) Act, and to offer AGU’s official …

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May 18, 2022

AGU Endorses the Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) Act

On 21 April 2022, AGU sent a letter to House and Senate leadership endorsing the Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) Act.  On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and our community of 130,000 worldwide who work in the Earth and space sciences, I am writing to thank you for introducing H.R.6654, the Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) Act, and to offer AGU’s official endorsement for this important bill.   Under …

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December 6, 2021

AGU sends letter of support to Congressional leadership about science and innovation package

On 6 December 2021, AGU sent a letter to Congressional leadership thanking them for crafting U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (S. 1260), the National Science Foundation for the Future Act (H.R. 2225), outlining how critical this legislation is to advancing diversity and equity in the sciences, mitigating the impact of the pandemic on students and early career researchers, and more.    On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and …

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November 19, 2021

AGU and other organizations send letter to Congress in support of the new Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE)

On 18 November 2021, AGU and 32 other organizations representing public and environmental health, and the children’s, women’s, medical, and scientific communities, we are writing in support of the new Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE).    As organizations representing public and environmental health, and the children’s, women’s, medical, and scientific communities, we are writing in support of the new Department …

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