ASA Advisory Committee on Climate Change Policy (ACCCP)
In cooperation with the Director of
Science Policy, advise Congress on climate change issues, with special emphasis
on the roles of statistics and statisticians in advancing science and informing
- Committee helps organize special CHANCE issue, The Role of Statistics in Climate Research, December 2017.
- Committee writes letter with ASA President to National Center for Atmospheric Research expressing deep concern for the elimination of its Institute for Mathematics Applied to the Geosciences, 10/23/17.
- Committee organizes session for ISI's 61st World Statistics Conference, “Statistical Developments in Climate Science Research”, July 19, 2017.
- Committee organizes 2017 JSM session, Climate Change, Extremes, and Impacts.
- Committee has four members participate in Seventh Climate Science Day, March 21: Peter Bloomfield, Noel Cressie, Dorit Hammerling, and Leonard Smith; with support of Statistics and the Environment section
- JSM 2016 Session: Uncertainty Quantification in Climate Science:
- L Mark Berliner, The Ohio State University
- Dan Cooley, Colorado State University
- Noel Cressie, University of Wollongong
- Leonard Smith, The London School of Economics and Political Science
- Joint TIES/ASA ACCCP session, Statistical Developments in Climate Science Research, accepted for 61st World Statistics Congress - ISI 2017.
- ASA and Royal Statistical Society send letter to Australian Government about cuts to climate research at CSIRO.
- ASA Joins 30 Societies on Letter to Congress with Consensus Scientific View of Climate Change.
- ASA signs onto letter to House leadership discouraging provisions that might limit federal government's access to the best available climate science, 4/24/15.
- ASA Participates in 6th Annual Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill, February 10, 2016.
- ASA Participates in 5th Annual Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill, February 11, 2015; Photo of Michael Stein with Congressman Bill Foster
- Informing ASA position on letter to Congress regarding access to best available climate science, 4/24/15.
- JSM 2014 Session: Treatment of Uncertainty in Climate Change Assessments
- Statistical Science: Contributions to the Administration's Research Priority on Climate Change, ASA White Paper, April 2014.
- Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill, February 27, 2013: Photo of Richard Smith with Senator Hagan (NC); Robert Lund with his CSD team; AAAS story on CSD13; Climate Science Day Successful, Educational.
- JSM 2013 presentations by committee members:
- 2013 AAAS annual conference presentations:
- JSM 2012 presentations by committee members:
- Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill, February 1, 2012: "Statisticians Participate in 2nd Annual Climate Science Day"; Photo of Peter Guttorp with Congressman Jim McDermott (WA);
- JSM 2011 Invited Session: "Addressing the Evidence for Anthropogenic Climate Change"
- Mark Berliner, Ohio State University, slides
- John R. Christy, University of Alabama at Huntsville, slides
- Ross McKitrick, University of Guelph, slides
- Richard L. Smith, The University of North Carolina, slides
- Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill, February 17, 2011: "Statisticians Participate in Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill"
- May 11, 2010 Climate Science briefing, "Climate Science: Key Questions and Answers", with ASA fellow, Richard L Smith
group has been meeting with congressional staffers to discuss the
contribution statistics can make and to learn more of their needs and
developing materials for the staff.
- Review of Health Impacts of
- Committee members publish a piece in March 2010 AMSTAT News: "Statisticians Comment on Status of Climate Change Science". On March 31, the authors also participated in an online q&a on the article: http://magazine.amstat.org/2010/03/climatemar10/2/#transcript.
group helped review the October 21, 2009 joint
science organization letter on climate change science and provided
advice to ASA President Sally C Morton on signing it.
- Review of the paper, "On Modeling and Interpreting the Economics of Catastrophic
Climate Change", by Martin L. Weitzman
- Produced short documents for its visits to the Hill. StatisticiansHelpingPolicyMakers.pdf, StatisticiansRole.pdf
- Mark Berliner’s documents on this committee’s activities and climate change overview
ASA endorses conclusions of the UN IPCC Fourth Assessment Report on Climate
Change: statement; news release
on climate change science; news
Contact: Steve Pierson, ASA Director of Science Policy, firstname.lastname@example.org; 703.302.1841.