Doug Richardson, Executive Director of the Association of American Geographers, on GIScience and Climate Change

…from the Winter 2009/2010 issue of ArcNews…

“Geographers and GIScientists have long played key roles in climate change research, and the tools and methods of geography—including GIS—will be crucial to understanding, limiting, and adapting to climate change in the decades ahead.

“After years of delay and denial, responsible climate change research and responsive policy agendas are now assuming center stage in President Barack Obama’s administration. Nearly all federal agencies now have legacy or newly mandated and funded research programs that actively seek to identify causes and impacts of global climate change and policies for mitigating or adapting to these impacts. Geography and GIScience, with long experience in the integration of the physical and social sciences, offer a well-placed bridge that can bring together the disparate natural and human system elements of climate change research and policy.”

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