#AGU21 highlights from Thursday, Dec. 16


Highlights from Thursday, December 16:  

Day 4 at #AGU21 was centered around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and was full of sessions aimed to information to transform workplace culture in ways that will increase innovation, discoveries and solutions in Earth and space Sciences.  

As we are reach the end of this year’s meeting, check out some of today’s highlights. 

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#AGU21 in the news:  

Here are some highlights from Day 4: 

  • In a keynote address Deb Haaland, U.S. Secretary of the Interior and first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary, spoke on the importance of diverse perspectives in scientific fields to ensure communities are not left behind. 
  • Dr. Kelly Mack gave a lecture to launch the LANDInG program, AGU’s new professional development program for developing competencies in DEI leadership. She spoke on developing networks and tools for a stronger and more inclusive scientific community. 
  • U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm discussed achieving President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 during a plenary lecture.  
  • Scientists discussed how the changing climate will affect rising heatintensifying storms and flooding, and wildfire in three press conferences.  

What to watch for tomorrow, December 17: 

  • Scientists from NASA will discuss the biggest story in the solar system: the Juno mission to Jupiter. 
  • A panel from the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (also known as COP26) will deliver a plenary on progress and prospects from the meeting, and the role of the larger AGU community in them. 

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