Climate Scientists Take To the Hill



On 27 February 2013 amid hearings and talk of the looming across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration, AGU partnered with 16 other scientific societies to bring 50 scientists studying different aspects of climate change to Washington, D. C., for the third annual Climate Science Congressional Visits Day on Capitol Hill. Representing a wide array of expertise, from meteorology to public health, paleoclimatology to agriculture, the scientists came to speak to members of Congress on the realities of climate change.