On behalf of the AGU Board, we are excited to announce Peter Schlosser, John Podesta and Tong Zhu as our new board members. They will be instrumental in helping to execute the strategic plan for a thriving, sustainable and equitable future supported by scientific discovery, innovation and action.
We encourage everyone in our AGU community to join us in commemorating Earth Day and think about how we can work together to combat climate change and protect our environment.
On behalf of the Leadership Development / Governance Committee and the AGU Board, I am pleased to announce that David Shaw has agreed to serve as General Secretary through 2022.
The number of lives that Dr. Peter Fox touched was shown in the number of people who reached out with concern after he missed a meeting last week, or wrote to say they had recently spoken or emailed with him. His death is a true loss for AGU, but his legacy of always pushing forward to the next innovation will live on.
Gordon Grant, President of Earth and Planetary Surface Processes section and Council Leadership Team, summarizes the AGU Council March 2021 meeting with a haiku.
We applaud the Biden Administration’s steps to remedy these challenges, as well as the disproportionate health and environmental effects suffered by underrepresented minorities.
The AGU Honors & Recognition Committee has made some updates to the program that will better showcase the depth and breadth of our community’s achievements around the world. We are also grateful to our community for their commitment to make our Honors program as diverse and inclusive as possible.
The Biden Administration is starting us on the right path to improve human and planetary health today and for future generations.