November 28, 2011
Oregon AMS Response to OMSI's Meeting Cancellation Press Release
Oregon AMS members:
Here is the Oregon AMS Executive Council response to the OMSI cancellation press release. We are now moving forward with a positive outlook and a new venue. We would like to thank all those who commented today, along with offers to host the meeting. The Oregon AMS executive council will keep our members posted on a new date and time.
"The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society is disappointed that the November 29th meeting on Global Warming will not continue as originally planned. While we understand that OMSI has reservations related to our meeting’s topic on global warming, our chapter has not taken a stance on this issue. The Oregon AMS mission statement reads, "the purpose of this society shall be to advance professional ideals in the science of meteorology and to promote the development, exchange, and application of meteorological knowledge." As such, we planned this as part of our normal public meeting schedule so those who are opposed to anthropogenic global warming could present their views. Additionally, our plan was to schedule future meetings with speakers of differing views so the public could be exposed to both sides of this topic."