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UGM in Vallarta to Discuss Climate Change

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – American Geophysical Union (AGU) Executive Director and CEO Chris McEntee is scheduled to speak at the annual meeting of the Unión Geofísica Mexicana (Geophysical Union, or UGM), which continues through November 1, 2019 at the Sheraton Buganvilias Puerto Vallarta Resort.

Chris will speak at a plenary session on October 28 where she will highlight how the Earth and Space Sciences are critical to mitigating the impacts of climate change and will help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

She will also describe the actions scientists can take to solidify the position of Earth and Space Science as the science benefiting and advancing society in the next century.

As the leader of a global community of 60,000 Earth and Space scientists, Chris is an expert who can speak to a variety of topics, including:

• AGU’s grant to support the UGM’s Earth and Space Sciences public engagement program to be held alongside the annual meeting in Puerto Vallarta.

• Advancing ethics, equity, and diversity in the sciences to enhance research and learning. Scientific inquiry is made stronger when a diverse set of voices and perspectives are shared in safe environments, and a more inclusive workforce will develop a more resilient society for us all.

• How community science empowers both scientists and residents to work together to improve lives and address local issues related to climate change and natural hazards.

• The importance of continued international cooperation in science because it cannot be conducted in isolation. By working together, the global scientific community can develop solutions to the challenges facing our planet.

Led by the UGM’s Ericka Alinne Solano-Hernandez, the Earth and Space Sciences public engagement program will allow the public, including the local community as well as tourists, to better understand and relate to the work that has been done to prevent and predict natural phenomena in Puerto Vallarta.

Conducted alongside UGM’s meeting, there will be hands-on activities, experiments, demonstrations and talks to present science being conducted in Mexico and all over the world in an informal way. Researchers from different institutions and science backgrounds will be invited to give talks in Spanish followed by Question and Answer sessions.

For more information, visit raugm.org.mx.

AGU, based in Washington, D.C., is now in its Centennial year. AGU supports scientific research & discovery through scholarly publications, dynamic meetings, science policy & communications efforts, and a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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