25 June 2012
AGU Science Policy Alert 12-28
The primary mission of the AGU Science Policy Conference is to bring together scientists, policymakers, and other stakeholders to discuss important Earth and space science topics and their connection to our nation’s environment, economy, national security, and public safety. The inaugural Science Policy Conference discussed natural hazards, natural resources, oceans, and Arctic sciences. If you missed some of the talks, AGU now has 10 videos of sessions available for public viewing.
Check out the video on the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea to hear about why it’s important for the U.S. to ratify the treaty. And did you know that by 2100, we expect to see a 100–,150% increase in acidity — a rate of change that is unprecedented in the last 300 million years? The panel session on Ocean Acidificationprovides you with the background, real world examples, and policy questions to think more in depth about the topic. Perhaps you are interested in climate change and weather impacts on our economy? Then tune in to hear ideas on Decreasing the Economic Toll of Natural Disasters.
These videos, as well as others, are available for on-demand viewing via the AGU Science Policy Conference YouTube channel. For more information and to stay up to date about the conference, check out the website.