Physical sciences/Earth sciences/Climatology/Earth climate
An op-ed by climate scientist Camille Parmesan and AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner urges the Texas State Board of Education to reject draft textbooks, unless they are edited to correct climate-change facts.
<i>Science</i>: 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge Winners Announced
This year's winners in five categories created dramatic, immersive visuals to convey complex ideas and discoveries.
Climate change is opening a Northern bonanza for oil, rare earths, and even fish, but experts speaking at AAAS warned that U.S. policy in fields ranging from the environment to Arctic diplomacy may be adapting too slowly to emerging challenges.
Their assessment was a mix of optimism and measured concern: Where some accounts have predicted a new era of geopolitical conflict or even a militarized Arctic, the speakers instead suggested that international cooperation in science and diplomacy is already reducing the risk of conflict in the region.