Election results, and full membership of the Global Environmental Change Focus Executive Committee, are now posted on the Documents page.
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 […]
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”, […]
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. […]
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” […]
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 https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/meetingapp.cgi. In addition, the GEC Focus […]
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 […]
The Summer 2016 issue of the AGU-GEC Newsletter is now available and can be viewed here on the GEC website.
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 […]
The March 2016 issue of the Global Environmental Change Focus Group newsletter is now available online at the following link: http://gec.agu.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2016/03/GECNewsletterVol4_20160327.pdf Topics discussed in the newsletter include: new GEC awards seeking nominations, incentive program for providing financial support to GEC, GEC early career executive committee members, and a volunteer profile of the GEC web editor.