Weather, Climate, and Society has posted a new Special Collection titled “Tornado Warning, Preparedness, and Impacts” and made up of articles containing research on tornado hazards in three main areas: communication, perception, and response to tornado warnings; vulnerability, preparedness, and disaster assistance issues; and understanding of the spatial and temporal distribution of tornadoes.
The AMS Policy Program recently released a “Climate Change Risk Management” study that identifies potential policy responses to climate change and explores their strengths and weaknesses.
AMS Books has just released Climate Conundrums, a journey through how humans think, derived from the experience of the climate change debate. It is broadly organized around humanity’s relationship with nature, the challenges facing society, and the path ahead for civilization. While no final answers are given, the insights that come from reflecting on these issues can help society find a way forward and help each of us to better understand who we are as humans.
Read the new “AMS Insight” that discusses the value of Earth system science and STEM education. AMS Insights are perspectives that connect AMS Statements with current events and news.
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