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AGU Revises Position Statement on Climate Change



Earlier this month, Eos published three of the four position statements that were adopted by the AGU Council at its 14 December 2007 meeting. Last week, AGU released the fourth statement, “Human Impacts on Climate.” AGU formulates and maintains a number of position statements that reflect the concerns of the Union, none of which extends beyond the range of available geophysical data or the norms of legitimate scientific debate.

The climate statement has been extensively revised from its original 2003 version, largely because of the significant amount of scientific data that have become available in the past 4 years. The statement also has been substantiated by the release last year of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report.