U.S. Government Shutdown Impacts Earth and Space Science

1 October 2013
AGU Science Policy Alert 13-43

Today, 1 October 2013 marks the first shutdown of the United States’ Federal government since 1995. Unlike in 1995, zero appropriations bills have been passed for the current fiscal year. As a result, the effect of the shutdown will be much larger – more than 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed and numerous federally-funded services shutdown. Earth and space science is not immune to this crisis.

AGU Press Release

AGU has issued a press release on the effects of the U.S. government shutdown on Earth and space science.

The Bridge

Additionally, there is a new post on the AGU science policy blog, “The Bridge,” discussing the impacts in further detail.

Share Your Story

AGU would like to know how the government shutdown impacts you and your science. Please send your story to sciencepolicy@agu.org.