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.
The National Science Foundation has posted public notice of a third leadership opportunity: Section Head of the National Center for Atmospheric Research and Facilities Section, which oversees planning, management, and funding of NCAR and reports to the Division Director of AGS.
The day after much of Washington was closed due to snow and ice, the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing titled “A Factual Look at the Relationship between Climate and Weather.”
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.