Media Training for Statisticians: We Have Some Serious Explaining to Do
The ASA's tagline proclaims "promoting the practice and profession of statistics." What does that look like? ASA Vice President Rob Santos discusses the role of statisticians as 'explainers' and spokespeople in the media, plus the exciting new presidential initiatives that promise to help members sharpen their media skills and take on leadership roles as spokespeople for the statistical community.
The ASA Joins 30 Societies on Letter to Congress with Consensus Scientific View of Climate Change
The ASA is one of 31 science organizations that signed a letter to members of Congress (PDF) stating: "Observations throughout the world make it clear that climate change is occurring, and rigorous scientific research concludes that the greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are the primary driver."
The letter also highlights the "broad negative impacts" of climate change and the need for action before concluding, "We, in the scientific community, are prepared to work with you on the scientific issues important to your deliberations as you seek to address the challenges of our changing climate."