In the January 24, 1989, issue of Eos, the publication “Our Changing Planet,” issued with President Reagan's budget, was summarized. The document describes U.S. plans for global change research. Also noted in the Eos article was the establishment of a special AGU panel to review this document.
A letter from the President's Science Advisor, William R. Graham, Office of Science and Technology Policy, requesting AGU's comments, was published in the February 28 issue of Eos. The panel has now completed its work, and the Council has voted on the appropriate reply to Graham. The resulting letter from AGU President Don Anderson to Graham is below. Individual copies of the full panel report can be obtained by writing Judi Martin, Research Programs, AGU, 2000 Florida Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20009.