Policy Program

About the Policy Program

The Policy Program promotes understanding and use of science and services relating to weather, water, and climate. Our goal is to help the nation, and the world, avoid risks and realize opportunities associated with the Earth system.

Learn the Ropes

Whether you're new to the policy process or looking to brush up we can help you figure out the landscape.

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Get Involved

If you're looking for opportunities to engage the policy process, we've got a few opportunities to help get you on your way.

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Stay Informed

Keep up on the latest policy developments and activities though our studies, Hill briefings, and engagement activities.

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News and Announcements

Societal Benefits in Weather, Water, and Climate: Understanding, Communication, and Enhancement
Societal Benefits in Weather, Water, and Climate: Understanding, Communication, and Enhancement

Humanity is experiencing a period of rapid global change that is driven by technological, societal, and environmental disruption. Meeting the challenges and opportunities associated with global change will depend on understanding, communicating, and enhancing the societal benefits of Earth system observations, science, and services.

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Tags: Earth System OSS, 2021, Societal benefit
New Minds for  New Science:  The  Forecast  for  Work  in  the  Weather, Water,  and  Climate  Enterprise
New Minds for New Science: The Forecast for Work in the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise

Work helps define our lives and the society we live in. This AMS Policy Program study examines workforce influences and needs for the weather, water and climate enterprise.

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Tags: 2020, Workforce
Climate Change in 7 Minutes
Climate Change in 7 Minutes

Video: Paul Higgins on the basics of climate change from his appearance on 24 Hours of Climate Reality.

Tags: Video, Climate change
AMS Community Synthesis on Climate Change Solutions
AMS Community Synthesis on Climate Change Solutions

This study provides a summary of input from the AMS community on climate change solutions. It was carried out in an accelerated time frame in response to a request from the National Science Foundation for rapid community input.

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Tags: 2021, Climate change, NSF