The spending bill follows passage in mid-December of a budget agreement that provides the federal agencies with partial relief from sequestration for two years. We break down the numbers and highlight language of interest to the atmospheric and Earth system science community.
Released last June, the plan has three prongs: to cut carbon pollution in the U.S., to prepare the U.S. for the impacts of climate change, and to lead international efforts to combat global climate change and prepare for its impacts.
The Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard hosted a hearing on December 12 to conduct oversight of the National Weather Service and assess past and ongoing efforts to improve the timeliness, accuracy, and accessibility of weather forecasting and prediction services.
We bring science to bear on the policy and legislative issues of the day, focusing on key investment priorities critical to our nation and planet, and advocating for science-based weather, climate and research policies. more >
A recent conference marked the 25th anniversary of a crucial international meeting, organized with support from UCAR, that brought together atmospheric sciences from Taiwan and mainland China for the first time in decades.