Statements of the AMS in Force

The Future of Ecological Forecasting
The Future of Ecological Forecasting

Adopted by AMS Council on 19 January 2025

Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Science
Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Science

Adopted by the AMS Council 17 November 2023

Special Statement on Harassment and Intimidation of Broadcast Meteorologists

30 June 2023

The American Meteorological Society Champions Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
The American Meteorological Society Champions Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

June 30, 2023

Best Practices for Publicly Sharing Weather Information Via Social Media
Best Practices for Publicly Sharing Weather Information Via Social Media

Adopted by the AMS Council 2 February 2023

Best Practices for the Severe Weather Safety for Pre-K through Grade 12 Children at School
Best Practices for the Severe Weather Safety for Pre-K through Grade 12 Children at School

Adopted by the AMS Council 28 September 2022

The Supreme Court Decision in West Virginia v. EPA: A Setback in a Time of Tremendous Opportunity
The Supreme Court Decision in West Virginia v. EPA: A Setback in a Time of Tremendous Opportunity

Adopted by the AMS Council on 8 July 2022

Freedom of Scientific Expression
Freedom of Scientific Expression

Readopted by AMS Council on 4 March 2022

Climate Intervention
Climate Intervention

Adopted by the AMS Council on 2 February 2022

Weather Analysis and Forecasting
Weather Analysis and Forecasting

Adopted by the AMS Council on 20 December 2021

Extreme Cold Temperature Outbreaks: A Call to Action for Better Preparation
Extreme Cold Temperature Outbreaks: A Call to Action for Better Preparation

Adopted by the AMS Council on 20 December 2021

Software Preservation, Stewardship, and Reuse
Software Preservation, Stewardship, and Reuse

Adopted by the AMS Council on 16 July 2021

Anti-Racism and Support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community
Anti-Racism and Support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community

Adopted by the AMS Council on 22 April 2021

Tropical Cyclone Forecasting in the United States
Tropical Cyclone Forecasting in the United States

Adopted by AMS Council on 21 April 2021 subject to minor modification; Final update 15 August 2022

Expectations Concerning Media Performance During Severe Weather Emergencies
Expectations Concerning Media Performance During Severe Weather Emergencies

Adopted by the AMS Council on 2 March 2021

Best Practices for Large Retail Outlets in Preparation for Severe Wind and Tornado Emergencies
Best Practices for Large Retail Outlets in Preparation for  Severe Wind and Tornado Emergencies

(Adopted by the AMS Council on 30 September 2020)

Priorities for a New Decade: Weather, Water, and Climate
Priorities for a New Decade: Weather, Water, and Climate

(Adopted by the AMS Council on 28 September 2020)

Hurricane Preparedness During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Hurricane Preparedness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Adopted by the AMS Council on 30 July 2020)

Tornado Preparedness and Safety

(Adopted by the Council 14 February 2000), Bull. Amer. Met. Soc.81, 1061—1065

Special Statement on Racism and Inequity
Special Statement on Racism and Inequity

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and subsequent protests highlight the racism and inequities in this country, in particular anti-Blackness. For AMS members of color, these events highlight the marginalization and exacerbate the fear and frustration they live with each day based solely on the color of their skin.