The largest meeting of Earth and space scientists will include deep dives into the Fifth National Climate Assessment in a program packed with climate science this December in San Francisco, California
14 November 2023
AGU Annual Meeting 2023 (#AGU23)
San Francisco, CA
AGU press contact:
Liza Lester, +1 (202) 777-7494, [email protected]
WASHINGTON — AGU congratulates the many members of our scientific community whose work contributed to the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5), which was published today.
Climate reporting will remain essential as we close out a year of record global temperatures, wildfires in Canada, Hawaii and the U.S. Southeast, droughts in the Amazon and Mississippi river basins, and billion-dollar flooding disasters in the U.S Northeast and California, aggravated by human-driven climate change.
AGU’s upcoming 2023 Annual Meeting, convening 11-15 December, will host authors from each of the NCA’s 32 chapters and feature deep dives into the threats and solutions identified in the report — in addition to thousands of research presentations on our climate past, present and future in a program that brings together 25,000 experts on Earth and space science.
Members of the press are invited to attend free of charge either in person at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, or online. Learn more about press registration and eligibility. Please note the last day to book conference hotels is 15 November.
Press events at AGU23 will highlight climate science, including:
- 2023 Arctic Report Card
- State of the icesheets in Antarctica and Greenland
- Ocean carbon dioxide removal research, applications and ethics
- Hands-on workshop introduces a new NCA Interactive Atlas developed by the NOAA Climate Program Office in conjunction with U.S. Global Change Research Program to support local climate reporting.
Scientific sessions at AGU23 dig into the NCA5 chapters:
- Innovation session (INV11C) – A Place for Education: Analyzing and Implementing the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) Across Education Efforts to Catalyze Climate Literacy and Action I
Monday, 11 December, 8:30 – 11:30 am PSTResearchers and educators explore how to incorporate the NCA5 into education, from kindergarten to university coursework, in this interdisciplinary “meeting within a meeting.”
- Special Poster Session (SBY23B) – The Fifth National Climate Assessment: Risks, Impacts, and Responses
Tuesday, 12 December, 2:10 – 6:30 p.m. PST NCA5 authors from across the 40+ chapters and features — including water, energy, ecosystems, agriculture, health, Indigenous peoples, economics, social systems, regions, mitigation, and adaptation — showcases key findings on observed and projected climate trends.
- Union Session (U31A) – The Fifth National Climate Assessment: Key Themes and Scientific Updates
Wednesday, 13 December, 8:30 – 10 a.m. PST A panel of NCA5 leadership and report authors presents an overview of the report with a focus on new developments since the release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment in 2018.
- Town Hall (TH53F) – NOAA Technical Support Unit’s Achievements In Developing The Fifth National Climate Assessment
Friday, 15 December, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST Discussion session covers lessons learned from the latest assessment, including how to make science accessible to the widest possible audience.
Media registration and hotels
Visit the Press Center and click on the purple “Register as Press” button to start your registration and book housing. Press registrants will be prompted to login to their existing AGU account, or create a new AGU account, before registering.
*You must enter the press registration portal to register for free as a member of the media and book housing! Press registration cannot be accessed through the general registration buttons on the landing page of the meeting site. Press can book housing through this portal (not the general housing link, as that will misdirect your press registration).
Book conference hotels before the 15 November deadline!
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