From time to time the AGU Council adopts position statements that relate the understanding and application of the geophysical sciences to relevant public policy. In making such statements, the Council limits itself to positions that are within the range of available geophysical data or norms of legitimate scientific debate. Each statement expires after four years unless reaffirmed. Learn more about AGU’s Advocacy Policy.
Read about AGU’s Letters and Joint Letters.
- Human‐Induced Climate Change Requires Urgent Action
- Geoengineering Solutions to Climate Change Require Enhanced Research, Consideration of Societal Impacts, and Policy Development
Data Management and Research Policy
- Earth and Space Science Data Should Be Credited, Preserved, Open, and Accessible as an Integral Responsibility of Scientists, Data Stewards, and Sponsoring Institutions
- The U.S. Government Has a Critical Role in Supporting Basic Research in the Earth and Space Sciences
- AGU Supports Free and Open Communication of Scientific Findings
- The Responsibilities and Rights of Scientists
- The Capability to Monitor the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) Should be Expanded, Completed, and Maintained
Education and Academia
- Earth and Space Sciences Should be Taught in K-12 Education
- The Scientific Theories of Biological Evolution and History of the Earth Should be Central Elements of Science Education
- Resilience to Natural Hazards Requires a Partnership Between Scientists, Policy Makers, and Stakeholders
Propose a New Position Statement
AGU invites its members to submit proposals for new position statements. If you see a need for a new position statement, please fill out the submission form.