AAAS in Vancouver – Why the Climate Questions?

AAAS meeting last week-end in Vancouver was predominately focused on l on science and the media. One example of this was James Hansen’s relentless efforts to communicate the severity of climate change. Check out his new book: Storms of my grandchildren.

This story was also picked up by The Guardian in this article: Attacks paid for by big business are ‘driving science into a dark era’

“Researchers attending one of the world’s major academic conferences ‘are scared to death of the anti-science lobby'”


What is the AAAS meeting and why in Vancouver?

Scientists, educators, journalists, and others from some 50 nations are gathering in Vancouver, British Columbia, from 16-20 February for the 178th AAAS Annual Meeting. The locale is significant: The 2012 meeting is focused on the vital link between innovation and international collaboration. And Vancouver is a Pacific Rim research capital, making an impact in life sciences, marine science, public health, science education, and other areas.