ESSIC Research Assistant Professor Melissa Kenney was one of forty scientists to attend the 2014 Climate Science Day on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. The event, which organized more than 100 congressional meetings throughout the day, helped develop relationships between climate scientists and policy makers. During the meetings, scientists offered legislators information about climate change and its effect on respective congressional districts.
In total, 14 different scientific societies participated in Climate Science Day, including the American Geophysical Union, the American Chemical Society, and the Geological Society of America. These societies also attended a half-day workshop prior to the main event, where they learned about current climate change affairs and policy in Congress.
(For further information: Eos, Vol. 95, No. 8, 25 February 2014)