The American Geophysical Union (AGU) was established in 1919 by the National Research Council and for more than 50 years operated as an unincorporated affiliate of the National Academy of Sciences. It is now a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the furtherance of the geophysical sciences through the individual efforts of its members and in cooperation with other national and international scientific organizations.
Deecember 2007 - They reaffirmed and revised their position statement, which includes these quotes:
- "The Earth's climate is now clearly out of balance and is warming"
- "With climate change, the human footprint on Earth is apparent."
- "In the next 50 years, even the lower limit of impending climate change is far beyond the range of climate variability experienced during the past thousand years and poses global problems in planning for and adapting to it."
- "Given the uncertainty in climate projections, there can be surprises that may cause more dramatic disruptions than anticipated from the most probable model projections."
This is one in the series of "Decade in Review" posts on this blog that began in January 2010. These posts present climate-change-related events that occurred during the 00's, the warmest decade in recorded history.