The American Geophysical Union urges further research and policy development with regard to climate intervention (previously called geoengineering) that considers impacts on society.
Elizabeth Landau is the Public Affairs Manager at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in Washington, D. C. She has dedicated nearly a decade of her career to bringing together Earth and space scientists and policy makers. Through targeted relationship building, she hopes to enable collaboration and problem solving at local to national scales. She has overseen the creation of AGU’s Science Policy Conference and numerous other events to bring together policy makers and scientists. Her current focus is on motivating and supporting scientists to work with policy makers in ways that they have not before.
Elizabeth is originally from California, where she earned her B.S. in geological sciences at the University of Southern California and her M.S. in geological sciences at San Diego State University. For her master’s degree, she studied how a rapid global warming event affected life at the bottom of the seafloor off the coast of Antarctica.
Position Statement on Geoengineering: Call for Comments
AGU last updated its position on this topic 5 years ago.
Science Societies Update Joint Stance on Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
In a revised statement, the American Geophysical Union and Seismological Society of America reaffirm their view that the capability to monitor the treaty should be expanded, completed, and sustained.
Scientists’ Freedom to Work Entails Responsibilities to Society
The AGU Board of Directors approves a rights and responsibilities of scientists position statement.
Call for Comments: Responsibilities and Rights of Scientists
The American Geophysical Union urges members to comment soon on the organization's new draft position statement about scientists' responsibilities and rights and the integrity of the scientific process.
Four Position Statements Approved by AGU Board of Directors
The American Geophysical Union updated one position statement and reaffirmed three others as written.
New AGU Congressional Science Fellows Take the Hill
This year's fellows hope to use their unique expertise to guide policy makers and shape legislation on pressing issues, such as climate warming and resource management.
Position Statement on Hazards: Call for Comments
Feedback sought from American Geophysical Union members until 30 September on draft statement emphasizing partnering of scientists, policy makers, and stakeholders to improve hazards resilience.
Successful Focus Group Relaunch at Fall Meeting
The Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences (SIPS) Focus Group kicked off new activity with a lively event at AGU Fall Meeting, with much more action to come.