Southeastern Section - 62nd Annual Meeting (20-21 March 2013)

Paper No. 2
Presentation Time: 8:25 AM


WHITE, Kasey, Director for Geoscience Policy, Geological Society of America, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005,

Many in Congress have called on scientists to become more active, including Ph.D. physicist Representative Vernon Ehlers (R-MI). In an address at the AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy in 2010, he told the scientists, “The gulf between the scientifically minded and those who are not scientifically minded is still tremendous. I think we are keeping far too quiet about what we know and how we would go about solving problems. We have so much to offer this country … solutions to various difficulties.” This talk offers recommendations on how to heed this call and work most effectively with Congress. Many of the issues before our policymakers have a scientific component: including climate change, natural hazards, energy and mineral resources. Learn how to engage on these important issues.
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