Press conference held to announce position statement



AGU held a press conference on Thursday January 28, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to announce that the AGU Council had adopted a position statement on the subject of climate change and greenhouse gases. AGU members Tamara Ledley, senior scientist with TERC in Cambridge, Mass., Eric Sundquist, research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Woods Hole, Mass., and Tim Killeen, professor of atmospheric, oceanic, and space sciences at the University of Michigan were on hand to discuss the statement and answer questions from members of the press. The three scientists drafted the statement and submitted it for Council approval with Dorothy Hall of the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., Stephen Schwartz of Brookhaven National Lab in Upton, N.Y., and Jack Fellows of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. The AGU Council approved the statement in December during the 1998 AGU Fall Meeting.