The Policy Program promotes understanding and use of science and services relating to weather, water, and climate. Our goal is to help the nation, and the world, avoid risks and realize opportunities associated with the Earth system.
Whether you're new to the policy process or looking to brush up we can help you figure out the landscape.
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If you're looking for opportunities to engage the policy process, we've got a few opportunities to help get you on your way.
Keep up on the latest policy developmens and activities though our studies, Hill briefings, and engagement activities.
News and Announcements
- Weather and Climate in the 2015 Budget
Analysis of President Obama's budget request
- Geoscience Day on Capitol Hill
16-17 September, 2014
This opportunity for AMS members to participate in the upcoming geoscience visits day being led by AGI and AGU. Participants will learn about Congress and build relationships between AMS and Congressional offices, which will help ensure that Members of Congress and their staffs have access to the best available scientific information relating to weather, water and climate.
- Climate Information Needs for Financial Decision Making
The implications of climate variability and change on near-term financial investments.
- Climate Change in 7 Minutes
Video: Paul Higgins on the basics of climate change from his appearance on 24 Hours of Climate Reality.
- Climate Change as a Public and Policy Issue
As a public and policy issue, climate change boils down to four overarching questions: 1) is climate changing? 2) are people causing climate to change? 3) if so, how serious are the risks to society? and 4) what are the strengths and weaknesses of our different risk management options?
- A Prescription for the 21st Century: Improving Resilience to High-Impact Weather for Healthcare Facilities and Services
A risk management framework to increase the resilience of healthcare facilities and services to high-impact weather events.