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  • GEC Newsletter for July 2017 Now Available Online

    Posted 07/31/17

    The July 2017 issue of the GEC Newsletter is now available online and can be viewed here.  Topics discussed in this issue include: Welcome from president-elect Phil Mote Fall Meeting GEC Awards and Lectures GEC Early Career Award winners Fall Meeting GEC Business and Awards Reception Fall Meeting Early Career Reception Incentive Program to Support […]

  • 2016 GEC Focus Group Election Results

    Posted 02/08/17

    Election results, and full membership of the Global Environmental Change Focus Executive Committee, are now posted on the Documents page.

  • Three Losses to the GEC Community

    Posted 11/18/16

    The GEC community lost three of its prominent members and advocates during the first week of November — Drs. Kelly Redmond, Ralph Cicerone, and Jay Fein.  They are each honored on the “In Memorium” pages of the AGU-GEC website, accessible from the menu shown above. The web editor, who had a very enjoyable and collegial […]

  • Schneider Lecture @ FM-2016, 15 Dec 1340-1435h

    Posted 10/13/16

    The Global Environmental Change Focus Group sponsors the Stephen Schneider Memorial Lecture at the Fall AGU meeting.  The 2016 lecture will be presented by Dr. David S. Battisti, the Tamaki Endowed Chair of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, on “Connecting Climate Science to Policy: from Global Food Production to the U.S. Supreme Court”, […]

  • Tyndall Lecture @ FM-2016, 15 Dec 1440-1540h


    This annual lecture sponsored by the GEC Focus Group offers a historical perspective on global environmental change. The lecture is named in honor of 19th century Irish-born scientist John Tyndall FRS, whose measurements in the mid-century confirmed the significance of the greenhouse effect, which had been first hypothesized by French mathematician/physicist Joseph Fourier in 1824. […]

  • Bolin Lecture @ FM-2016, 14 Dec 0900-0955h


    The inaugural Bert Bolin Lecture, sponsored by the Global Environmental Change Focus Group, will be presented on 14 December at 9:00 AM in Moscone South 104 by Bolin Award recipient Dr. Alan K. Betts on the topic “Interweaving Climate Research and Public Understanding”.   Dr. Betts owns and operates the private research firm “Atmospheric Research” […]

  • GEC Hosts 114 Sessions at 2016 AGU Fall Meeting


    The Global Environmental Change Focus Group is hosting 57 oral and 57 poster sessions at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting. The titles of all of these sessions can be viewed here on this website. Individual papers in these sessions can be found at the Fall Meeting’s Scientific Program website at In addition, the GEC Focus […]

  • GEC Outstanding Student Paper Award Recipients at FM2015

    Posted 08/05/16

    Congratulations to the four Global Environmental Change Focus Group student members who received Outstanding Student Paper Awards at the 2015 Fall Meeting of the AGU.  Their names, university affiliations, and titles of their papers are shown below:   Melanie K. Behrens, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, “Trace element inputs to the upper West Pacific from Nd […]

  • GEC Newsletter – Fall Mtg Events, Awards, Lectures; New NAS Members

    Posted 08/01/16

    The Summer 2016 issue of the AGU-GEC Newsletter is now available and can be viewed here on the GEC website.

  • Two GEC FG Members Elected to National Academy of Sciences

    Posted 05/27/16

    Two members of the Global Environmental Change Focus Group were elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences this year, as announced in a NAS press release on May 3, 2016.  Clair L. Parkinson is a climate change senior scientist in the Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.   Zhisheng […]

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