The 75th Anniversary Campaign: The AMS in a Changing World

The 75th Anniversary Campaign: The AMS in a Changing World editorial The 75th Anniversary Campaign: The AMS in a Changing World by Donald Johnson, AMS president, and George Benton, program chair; 75tf? Anniversary Campaign In this changing world, the claim that the twenty-first practical course of action, often in the face of serious century will be "The Century of the Environment" will scientific uncertainties. almost certainly prove to be a wise prediction. As the The 75th Anniversary Campaign of the American twentieth century draws to a close, a patchwork of Meteorological Society has been developed to enable troubling and interconnecting environmental issues the AMS to meet the challenge of "The Environmental has been identified: global warming, ozone depletion, Century." Although the Society should not take sides marine pollution, desertification, acid deposition, tropi- in controversial and scientifically unresolved issues, it cal deforestation, and species extinction, to name must play a conservative and positive role in advanc- some of the most obvious examples. In the coming ing the atmospheric sciences and related disciplines; decade there is every reason to expect that this list— in providing an opportunity (through its meetings and and the complexity of the questions facing the scien- publications) for scientists to explore new ideas and to tific community—will http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

The 75th Anniversary Campaign: The AMS in a Changing World

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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-73.12.1945
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editorial The 75th Anniversary Campaign: The AMS in a Changing World by Donald Johnson, AMS president, and George Benton, program chair; 75tf? Anniversary Campaign In this changing world, the claim that the twenty-first practical course of action, often in the face of serious century will be "The Century of the Environment" will scientific uncertainties. almost certainly prove to be a wise prediction. As the The 75th Anniversary Campaign of the American twentieth century draws to a close, a patchwork of Meteorological Society has been developed to enable troubling and interconnecting environmental issues the AMS to meet the challenge of "The Environmental has been identified: global warming, ozone depletion, Century." Although the Society should not take sides marine pollution, desertification, acid deposition, tropi- in controversial and scientifically unresolved issues, it cal deforestation, and species extinction, to name must play a conservative and positive role in advanc- some of the most obvious examples. In the coming ing the atmospheric sciences and related disciplines; decade there is every reason to expect that this list— in providing an opportunity (through its meetings and and the complexity of the questions facing the scien- publications) for scientists to explore new ideas and to tific community—will

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Dec 1, 1992

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