Recent News

AAG Among Eighty Geography Societies Worldwide Calling for Climate Action

October 21, American Association of Geographers is among 80 geography societies and organizations worldwide who have signed a Joint Declaration of International Geographical Societies on the Climate and Biodiversity Emergencies. Citing the "unique opportunities and responsibilities" of geographers, the letter urges the geographic community to go beyond analysis of the challenge of climate change, to…
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Association News

The Future Is Here: Young Geographers Find Clue to Climate Change in the Andes

Maribel Herrera, Chloe Schneider, and Megan Raisle. Photo: Nehemiah Stewart We're celebrating the accomplishments of geographers during Geography Awareness Week (November 14-20) and beyond. Find out more about this year's theme, "The Future Is Here: Geographers Pursue the Path Forward" at our GeoWeek StoryMap, and follow the celebration at #GeoWeek or #GeoWeek2021.  It was a…
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Member News

AAG Members Publish New Book on Florida Weather and Climate

AAG members Jennifer M. Collins, associate professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida; Robert V. Rohli, professor of geography at Louisiana State University; and colleague Charles H. Paxton, an American Meteorological Society certified consulting meteorologist, just published, Florida Weather and Climate: More Than Just Sunshine. The book explores the conditions, forces, and…
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Policy Update

AAG Statement on the U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

The American Association of Geographers (AAG) opposes the Trump Administration’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Climate change constitutes a major threat to the Earth’s environment and to the well-being of people in all nations and there is a substantial body of evidence that global climate change is driven by human-induced causes.…
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Annual Meeting

James Hansen To Address Climate Change at AAG Annual Meeting

James Hansen, courtesy NASA James Hansen, known for his climate research and his Congressional testimony on climate change that raised awareness of global warming, will deliver a featured talk on climate change, moderated by AAG President Glen MacDonald, at the AAG annual meeting in Boston on April 7, 2017. Hansen received a in physics and mathematics, an in…
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International Student-Fellows to Present Climate Impact Studies at NASA

Fourteen students from Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas have learned to use satellite data and mapping technologies to address climate change issues in their regions. On Thursday, April 3, 2014, those students will present and discuss their efforts at NASA Headquarters. The public event will begin at 9 in the James E. Webb Auditorium…
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