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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Member to Appear in Showtime Series on Climate Change

AAG member and Environmental Defense Fund fellow Nekya Young will appear in an episode of "Years of Living Dangerously," a Showtime documentary series focusing on climate change. In the episode, Jessica Alba explores how EDF Climate Corps fellows, such as Young, work to make businesses more environmentally friendly. Young worked with the AAG last year…
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Annual Meeting

Winkler’s Presidential Plenary to Kick Off Climate Change Theme

Climate change is a major environmental challenge facing humankind today. Geographies of Climate Change, a featured theme for the upcoming AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa, highlights the complex spatial dimensions of climate change including the observed and anticipated geographical differentiation in potential impacts and vulnerability. The theme will address such topics as the scientific complexity…
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Call for Participation to Youth in the U.S., Bolivia, Panama, South Africa

TechCamps on Geotechnologies for Climate Change and Environment The Global Connections and Exchange Youth TechCamps: My Community, Our Earth Program (GCE MyCOE) is looking for current high school students in the United States, Bolivia, Panama and South Africa. High school students from each of these countries will be selected to form teams and will collaborate…
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AAG to feature “Geographies of Climate Change” at Annual Meeting

Climate change is the major environmental challenge facing humankind today. "Geographies of Climate Change," a featured theme for the upcoming AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa, Fla., highlights the complex spatial dimensions of climate change, including the observed and anticipated geographical differentiation in potential impacts and vulnerability. The Presidential Plenary that opens the Annual Meeting will…
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