h^ffl LETTER FROM HEADQUARTERS Wh y W e Will Be Providing Tours of New Orleans during the Annual Meeting number of times in the past few months, AMS portunity to learn these lessons in a very direct and member s have contacted me (or others on personal manner. A the staff) with deep concerns over the plans to In a somewhat related line of thinking, some have conduct bus tours of the devastated areas of New asked whether it is appropriate for the AM S to support Orleans during the AMS Annual Meeting in January. the Habitat for Humanity projects in New Orleans. Ho w can we be so insensitive, they ask, and treat Aren't these projects, after all, rebuilding houses in ar- the areas destroyed by Hurricane Katrina as a tour- eas that will be just as vulnerable to future hurricanes? ist attraction? Is it really appropriate to drive by and Shouldn't our community be working toward policy stare at the homes of families still struggling to rebuild solutions that reduce this vulnerability? I have come to their lives? feel that we need to do both: provide good science and expertise to support the policy decisions that go
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Dec 1, 2007
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