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Andrew Weaver Elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Media Statement: July 29, 2014
Andrew Weaver Elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
For Immediate Release

Victoria B.C. –  Today Andrew Weaver has been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union for his contributions to Earth Science. The AGU represents over 62 000 members and scientists residing in 144 countries. Only 1 in 1000 AGU members are elected to Fellowship each year. Established in 1962, the Fellows program recognizes AGU members who have attained acknowledged eminence in the Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by a Union- wide committee of Fellows. Primary criteria for evaluation in scientific eminence are a major breakthrough or discovery, paradigm shift, or sustained impact

The American Geophysical Union promotes discovery in Earth and space science guided by core values of the scientific method, dissemination of knowledge, open exchange of ideas and information and the benefits of science for a sustainable future.

“I am deeply honoured to receive this honour and recognition from the American Geophysical Union.  It is profoundly humbling to be recognized by my peers for my contributions to climate science over the last two decades.” says Andrew Weaver. “Now, more than ever we need research and science to inform policy deliberations as we seek to address the great environmental challenges of today”.

For more information and the list of Fellows please see the American Geophysical Union statement.

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  1. Lauren Nickel-
    July 31, 2014 at 8:37 am

    So glad to see you receiving the recognition so richly deserved. Congratulations Andrew.
    Best regards,

    • August 2, 2014 at 6:34 am

      Thank you Lauren, much appreciated.

  2. Clare Attwell-
    July 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Congratulations Andrew!! We need bright lights like you!! Thank you for your incredible, courageous leadership.

    I especially admire your willingness to engage in conversation with others along the way and to doggedly pursue what you know to be true. Keep up your amazing work. May such peer recognition help to energize and validate the important work you are doing.

    With much respect and gratitude
    Clare Attwell

    • August 2, 2014 at 6:34 am

      Thank you Clare, much appreciated. Andrew